As you can see from my little comedy act, I enjoy doing videos. I have been wanting to do them for a long while, but I have been too self-conscious due to my speech impediment. This might seem odd to those who know me since I love public speaking. The difference is that when I public speak, I usually have an interpretor. When I sense my audience is not able to follow, I can repeat myself or have my interpretor help. With doing these videos, I have much less control. I don’t know what people understand, and what they don’t.
During live performances, I can also read vibes of people. I can change the direction of my presentation. I can make make them more serious or lighter. With these videos, it is purely me. There are not live audiences to guide me. scary stuff indeed.
So even though I feel exposed doing videos, I want to do them. I believe God is calling me to glorify Himself by just being myself.
What about you? Are you not doing something that brings you joy because of a specific fear. Whatever the fear, I pray you will allow God to walk you through it.
Keep being brave.
Notes: The artificial voice that you hear is from an Apple app called Proloquo4Text, which is assistive technology for those of us with communication difficulties. I highly, highly recommended it.
These particular corny jokes, I got from the Best Corny Jokes app. (Yep, there’s an app for that.)