At some point we’ve got to begin caring more for the people in the audience than the person on the platform
As a communicator, if the focus is not on the listeners, then it can only be on ourselves. And I guess that’s a pretty good definition of selfishness. So, whether I am writing, speaking or even tweeting, the audience should be the main focus. I need to admit that that’s not always the case. I think the more you care about the audience, the more open you become. You speak honestly about struggles and issues. You admit you don’t have it all together.
For me, I’ll start off by admitting I don’t have it all together. I still worry about little things like being noticed and liked. I want all my ideas to be amazing world changing ideas. And worse off, I want the credit. I don’t mind sharing the credit, as long as I’m getting a piece of it. I hate that, but its true. And the funny thing about that is if I’m honest with myself, there’s no way I could take all the credit because God has blessed me with an amazing wife and team that without them, nothing would have been accomplished anyway.
So, those are a few of my issues. I do want to be used by God to do huge things for Him. Here’s to James 4:6. Honesty is the new cool!