Strength For Speakers
August 08, 2018
“Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.” Isa 40:31 NKJV
Describing the emotions evoked in having to address an audience, a respected writer says: “Public speaking is listed as [our] number-one fear, before death at number five, and loneliness, which weighs in at number seven. That means that most of us are less afraid of dying alone than of making fools of ourselves in front of others. Fear is a powerful motivator…There is the fear of being seen as exceptional and different; the fear of the unknown; the fear of being a fraud; the fear of forgetting everything you were going to say; the fear of being at risk publicly; and the fear of being up there alone. They all come together for most of us in public speaking.” In The Bible on Leadership, author Lorin Woolfe writes: “Leadership takes an almost bottomless supply of verbal energy; working the phones, staying focused on your message, repeating the same mantra until you can’t stand the sound of your own voice—and then repeating it some more, because just when you start to become bored witless with the message, it’s probably starting to seep in.” If you do a lot of teaching, preaching, or public speaking, you’re probably smiling and saying “Amen!” The fact is, you can’t fill an empty bucket from a dry well. In order to keep giving out you must keep your batteries charged spiritually, emotionally, and physically. And the Bible tells you how: “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
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account_circle Ginny South
Great subject, especially when you get asked to speak to a crowd on, What happened when you accepted Christ as your Saviour? I closed my eyes, taking 3 deep breaths as I go within to say, I am your instrument please speak thru me, thank you, Jesus ,Amen💗 They told me the message was good and from the heart. Ha ha...it wasn't me.
account_circle Tammy Lovell
I needed that! I'm praying to become an exceptional speaker for the Lord! Just want all things and fears to fall away from me.