Obviously 6 weeks isn't even close to enough time to see major improvement in my preaching... I realize that. However, I plan on continuing with these challenges, so I'm quite certain their will be significant improvements in time. I have at least begun to more clearly recognize the areas where I need the most work.
However, I am going to move on to the next area I feel I should work on and that is learning to do things that are out of my comfort zone. For example, I don't typically get very loud when I preach (I don't think by any means a preacher has to be loud to be effective), and it is mostly probably just because I would feel embarrassed to do so. Getting loud isn't something that comes naturally with my personality. Sure, there are times I am a little more passionate about the message I'm trying to give... but never really loud. So, I believe it would be a good challenge for me to add some places in upcoming messages where I have to step out of my comfort zone and get loud (maybe in imitating a character in a story I am telling where the character is crying out I might put my hands over my mouth and cry out like the character might have cried out)
Week 5 - Stepping out of your comfort zone
So, here are a list of things I would like to add (for each of us there are probably different areas where we feel uncomfortable, but these are the areas that I personally want to work on this week):
Basically, I want to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable. I have found that, even if I feel weird trying something new, afterwards I usually wonder why I had never done it before.
Hope this helps. God bless you and my your passion for ministry grow as you addict yourself to it (1 Corinthians 16:15)
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