Writer, publisher and the founder of Genevieve magazine, Betty Irabor recently shared how she was able to overcome stage fright in a powerful message.
Betty who is the wife of Veteran TV personality, Soni Irabor revealed how she vowed to God to bbe a church lector if only He helped he overcome her stage fright.
”I vowed if God makes it possible for me to Speak to the over 800 guests without passing out, I will become a church lector”. God fulfilled my wish as He sent me an angel to Speak thru me.. I was unbelievably calm as I spoke but I reneged on my promise. I did not become a lector!”
Here’s what she shared on Instgram
In 2005, just before the first Pink Ball when I was still afraid of public speaking, I vowed “if God makes it possible for me to Spk to the over 800 guests without passing out, I will become a church lector”. God fulfilled my wish as He sent me an angel to Spk thru me.. I was unbelievably calm as I spoke but I reneged on my promise. I did not become a lector! Who does that without consequences? This yr, I sat in church as the 2017 harvest/ bazaar committee was inaugurated and on impulse I later offered to serve in the committee and the Market Place Sale was born to raise funds. A few Sunday’s ago I climbed the altar to make an announcement and invite parishioners to the market place event. Years back I would have died of fright climbing the altar but I was both calm and excited.. as I left the altar it occurred to me that it was time to redeem that pledge to train to be a lector. Selling the Market Place and trying to hand out fliers has been humbling as no one really cares abt your fliers , no one has the time to look up and see who is distributing them darn fliers as they race past u right after church. You want to know what snobbery is? Try distributing fliers! Ask @monalisacode @yvonnejegedefawole &@theonlychigurl whom I hired to help me distribute fliers. Funny thing is, I was once like that! But after my experience I will be kinder to pple handing out fliers. Initially it seemed strange and embarrassing shouting “come and book your stalls o” but now I can even do it at Tejuosho market! No shame! ?The Market Place Sale is here this Sunday and I am so very excited to have made myself useful.. It feels so good to serve in the harvest committee. For the first time I see the effort/ sacrifices others make quietly. I feel so inspiredto do more than go to church.. & I am looking forward to serving as a lector.. meanwhile, my invitation to you to come shop or take a stall is still open.. and pls pls pls , next time someone offers you a flier for their business or event accept it, smile. Don’t snub them. It takes courage to stand there and be distributing fliers.. who knows, you may find yourself in my shoes handing out fliers and shouting “Market Place Sale”?