I know that many preachers have a much better memory and delivery than I do. I know that some do not even have to prepare a sermon they can simply stand up and begin to talk and the words come to them. I know that some do prepare their sermons in written form as I do and yet they are able to preach without looking at their notes and without going through the sermon so many times as I do. I also know that God can use my preaching in spite of my flaws and that He does use it. It may be that this is the best that I can do.
When I was still in junior high and high school I was very introverted and shy. It was painful for me to speak in front of people or to be in conversational situations. That has improved but I am sure that it still causes stress.
Considering my preaching abilities and my own unholiness I sometimes wonder how God can put up with me. Surely there are many others that could do a much better job. Lord, forgive me for how I have failed you and help me to be all that you want me to be.
Please pray for me! Thank you for your faithfulness, support, and prayers!!