I’ve heard that most people are deathly afraid of public speaking. I love it. I find myself looking forward to the next time I get to communicate to a crowd. As a kid, when other kids wanted to be firefighters, policemen, and astronauts, I wanted to be a stand-up comedian. It’s true.
I recently had another opportunity to be in front of and speak to a large crowd. As usual, I was in my element. I hope that doesn’t sound too egotistical, but I suppose I can’t help it if it does. I don’t mean it to be, it’s just that the more people I’m in front of, the more comfortable I am. It’s weird, I know.
I got a comment from someone in the crowd the other day that he just couldn’t believe “how comfortable I seem up there.” It’s true. I love it. And again, I’m not sure how this is coming across, but I feel like its something like a gift from God. Its a gift I’m so thankful for, because it ignites my insides.
What is it that makes you come alive inside? What is the gift of God in your life? What is your talent, your unique ability? What is that thing that brings you joy simply because you recognize it comes straight from God’s hand?