A couple of weeks ago I received a promo email from preachingrocket.com (You should check them out, they offer great tips, advice, and training for all things preaching and speaking).
Usually I scan these kinds of emails quickly, but this one really caught my attention.
Here’s an excerpt I have been given permission to share with you:
You’ve studied. You’ve prayed. You’ve written and you’ve practiced.
Despite all that, most people sitting in church aren’t going to sit on the edge of their seats hungry for what you have to say. I wish it wasn’t that way, but unfortunately, that’s reality.
People won’t automatically listen to you because you’re a preacher. In fact, this may be a strike against you in some people’s minds.