Is Confidence Required in Public Speaking?

Nov 13, 2020

I want to let you in on a secret — I’m not always confident when I step onto a stage or click on a microphone. I know that I’m called to share a message but I’m not always confident when I’m sharing that message. And that’s okay. I am ALWAYS confident in my calling.

Confidence is NOT required to be a speaker — you will be nervous on the stage. The great thing is that people won’t notice your nervousness — trust me, they truly won’t.

You will not always be confident as a speaker but you should always be confident in your calling. God has uniquely equipped you with a message only you can deliver. Yes, only you. Even if you have a message that closely resembles another speaker’s message — you have unique relationships, experiences, and opportunities that make your message unique.

Your calling trumps your confidence. You are called to deliver your God-given message to the people God’s places in your path. Keep your eyes open and move forward in your calling.

Remember — Calling OVER confidence.

Now the goal of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5

Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you. 2 Timothy 1:13-14

Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2

But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry 2 Timothy 4:5

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