I’m an introvert, and preaching, even when it’s fun for me, is incredibly draining. About once a year, I feel like doing the touchdown dance after I’m done. It would look pretty foolish, but it feels good. That’s it, once a year, hardly ever more or less than that. Most times when I’m done preaching, I’m exhausted and think how much better it could have been. That’s every other week of the year. That’s how I felt after yesterday. Just got this e-mail to pick me up:
You continue to be wowing me with your sermons for the last few months. It’s really great. Whatever you are doing that is new is working. I really appreciate them. Keep it up. I’ve also heard these comments from others who may not tell you.
Thanks. That’s the perfect encouragement for the Monday post-sermon letdown. Probably a good reminder that we’re neither as bad as we feel on our worst days or as good as we feel on our best days.