Today I was asked to speak at the funeral of my friend. It makes me very nervous. First, I have to return to a church where we left because of backbiting and gossiping and defamation of character. Then I have to stand in front of all those people and speak (public speaking is one of my fears!). God help me. Help me face my fears and stand strong.
Its funny though, I want to do it for my friend. I want to speak on behalf of his life because it was such an inspiring one to me. I want to honor him even if it means facing some of my greatest fears.
God help me be strong. Give my Your peace and boldness. Give me the ability to speak elloquently in front of all those people. Still my beating heart.