Episode 120: Encore – Step Up and Speak

Dec 26, 2022

You may be wondering, “Mary, what exactly does it mean to step up into your message?” Well, it all comes down to the call that God has placed on your life. Maybe that makes you nervous. Maybe you don't feel confident enough to stand up and talk about what God is doing in your life. And you know what? That's okay because your confidence comes from your calling, not yourself.

Ready to learn more about stepping into your message and serving others? In this encore of my favorite episodes from 2022, we explore what holds you back from stepping up and speaking. This is one y’all won't want to miss!

Highlights from this episode include:

  • Stepping up and speaking (1:41)
  • Why do I want you to step into your message? (2:33)
  • What is holding you back? (4:37)
  • How I know the world needs you (6:20)
  • Making a career out of speaking (8:26)
  • Stepping up is about answering God's call (9:43)
  • This is my challenge to you (11:42)

I hope this episode got you thinking about the transformation you're going to bring to your audience with your message. After you sit with God and ask Him what transformation your message should bring to your audience, I want you to join the Take the Stage Facebook group or send me a DM on Instagram and tell me about it!

I’d love it if y’all came to join the conversation in the Facebook group – Take the Stage Speakers and take a moment to share with us! If you aren’t on Facebook, find me on Instagram! I would love for you to share it with me.

Mentioned Resources

Episode 76: Step Up to Speak

2 Corinthians 1:4 (ESV) – “who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

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1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) – “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”


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