You will find that as you get older(if 27 is considered old) that you will slowly begin to stop caring about what people will think of you. Thoughts such as, What if they laugh at me? ; What if they don’t want to be patient with me?; What if I’m not ready?, What if I don’t pull through, will slowly begin to fizzle out.
I am truly grateful for what God has done for me, with the abilities He has bestowed upon me- singing, and writing- but why must I limit myself?, I often think. Why should I hesitate to glorify Him in other ways?
What I’m looking to do will be a little scary at first. It will be outside of my comfort zone, because it will require me doing one of my least favorite things- getting up in front of a group and speaking. I was so self conscious about that in college that I substituted a public speaking course for something else, and still got the necessary credits and graduated of course.
I still think that is a sweet photo.
Believe it or not, I do love talking. One on one, easy! Standing in front of a room of others, a little challenging. I have rarely pulled it off in the past when I did have a presentation in my school days. I suppose I just have to revisit what I did that helped, and more importantly just pray that God can use me. If I can be an instructor for my church Pathfinder group, which has included me music coordinating and co facilitating classes for the youth, then surely I can get up in front of a couple church members on a Friday night and share about Christ.
How about you? Do you feel like you are limiting yourself in anything? If so, what might it be?
Thank you for reading and God Bless.