Even though, I have been a preacher for fifteen years and talk to people a lot, I am still a shy person. Insecurities haunt me and I often feel nervous around people. For example, I am confident when I stand to preach and teach. Yet, when I am called to do the announcements or lead a teacher’s meeting, I am very nervous. I wish this were not the case, but it is. I feel more comfortable when I am by myself with my books and computer, rather than being in a crowd. I avoid places with large crowds as often as I can.
As a preacher, I think the message should be the focus, not me.