Words that have been used to describe my speaking style: “enthusiastic… high energy… contagious… passionate.”
If you want to see if this is true, see for yourself…
What I want people to know is two things:
1, This comes from a place down deep in my heart that longs to be an agent of change in the lives of others and;
2, I act like every time that I’m given an audience, it will be my last.
(3, You can make passionate pleas in your own way too.)
With so much going on in the world today-hurricanes, earthquakes, wars, famine, disease and destruction-I can’t imagine another way of thinking.
I take the realities of our world coupled with the hope that I live for (that there is a Sovereign God that is orchestrating all of history and will send his son again one day AND that he will come “like a thief in the night” Matthew 24:42-44) and I think:
I had better get busy living, spreading life by speaking life.
So when you see my passion, don’t be mistaken-it ain’t mindless hype, it ain’t noise and it certainly ain’t because I think too highly of myself.
It IS however how highly I view our message.
How many of us miss opportunities to speak the word we really feel motivated to bring… every day, hour over hour, text, phone call and face to face meeting with family, friends and coworkers everyday?
One of my greatest irrational fears is that I’ll suffer a traumatic brain injury that will result in lack of speech; inability to formulate and communicate ideas.
I know… irrational. But at the same time, accidents do happen… look no further than the motor vehicle we climb into every day. I don’t live by this fear; this fear is not the motivation; real and present danger isn’t either.
My aim is not to drive fear. That’s not our message. Far from it…
The message is this:
With tomorrow not guaranteed, what are we doing with the voices that God has given us?
Fabulous orator or not, we each have a voice and our time is limited (by eternal standards). You don’t have to be a pastor, prophet or boss either, but I urge you:
- Today, don’t have regrets about holding back
- Today, share the word (encouragement, life, hope, truth) you have for another
- Today, use your voice to be a voice for the voiceless
- Today, leverage your influence by giving voice to life change