|"And we would ask that Elder Donohue bear his testimony, and we'll proceed from that point."|
I bear my testimony, those things I believe and know of a spiritual nature, quite a bit as a missionary. Where before it may not have felt natural to just say whats on my mind or my heart, I now can't honestly see myself going a day without even the smallest declaration of the hope that is within me. (1 Peter 3:15)
That being said, doing so on the fly with just a tiny bit of heads up publicly in church is still not one of my strengths.
As I took the few minutes available to try to think about what I wanted to say and how I would say it, I started to psych myself out just a tiny bit... a precursor to being tongue tied. I do that quite a bit. But then a small voice somewhere within me came and said,
"Just be yourself."Yes! That's the right answer, perfect! Thats what i'll do, i'll just be myself. Just be me...
Well, who the heck am I?!?
Thankfully the voice came again,
"You are a child of God."
And that felt like a pretty good place to start a testimony! And so I bore my testimony starting with that and for the most part feel that I said what I wanted to say and it all went peaches and cream.