PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

THIS WEEK, I STARTED RATING MY SPEECH ON 2 SCALES:
1. HOW OFTEN I SIGN VS. SPEAK (THE # IS HIGHER THE MORE I SPEAK), &
2. HOW EASY & CLEAR IT IS WHEN I SPEAK.

ON MON., I DID NOT PUT FORTH THE TIME 2 PRACTICE MY SPEECH WELL, & IT SHOWED ON TUESDAY, AS MY RATE OF SPEECH DRAMATICALLY FELL FROM A 7 TO A 2…SO TUES., I PRACTICED, BUT IT WAS HARD TO PRACTICE, CUZ I WAS HAVING SUCH A HARD TIME VOCALIZING., & REALLY WAS LACKING THE MOTIVATION TO PRACTICE. WED. IS ALWAYS MY SPEAKING DAY, BUT BECUZ I STILL HADN’T PRACTICED WELL THE DAY BEFORE, IT WAS HARD TO TALK AGAIN ON WED. OF COURSE, I GOT NERVOUS, CUZ THAT DAY, I COULDN’T SIGN (WELL, I DID GIVE IN A FEW TIMES—HENCE A 9.5 RATE IN HOW OFTEN I SPOKE VS. SIGNED, BUT IT WAS ONLY A “2” ON HOW EASY/CLEAR MY SPEECH WAS). SO I PRACTICED A LOT, WARMING UP MY VOICE…BUT IT DIDN’T REALLY HELP ME THAT DAY…HOWEVER, THURSDAY, I ROCKETED BACK UP, & COULD TALK AGAIN! I KNEW IT MATTERED 2 PRACTICE, BUT I’VE NEVER SEEN SUCH DRAMATIC RESULTS IN THE 4-5 MONTHS I’VE BEEN KEEPING A PRACTICE LOG! THURS., I MADE SURE 2 PRACTICE, & FRIDAY, I AGAIN WAS ENJOYING BEING ABLE 2 TALK. HOWEVER, I RAN OUT OF PRACTICE TIME THURS., & GOT DISTRACTED WHEN I FOUND MORE TIME, SO MY SPEECH ON FRIDAY WASN’T AS GOOD AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN. STILL, I FORGET HOW AWESOME IT IS 2 NOT HAVE 2 WAIT 4 SOME1 TO LOOK AT ME, SO I CAN TALK! & HAVING A GLIMPSE OF THAT MOTIVATES ME TO PRACTICE EACH DAY, SO I CAN ENJOY THE RESULT THE NEXT DAY!

I REALIZED THAT THIS ALL RELATES 2 OUR SPIRITUALAITY…IF WE DON’T PUT FORTH “PRACTICE TIME” (READING SCRIPTURES, PRAYING), THEN IT GETS HARDER 2 FEEL THE SPIRIT. & IF THE SPIRIT ISN’T THERE, IT’S HARD 2 “PRACTICE.” BUT WHEN WE DESPERATELY NEED IT, SO WE MAKE OURSELVES REALLY “PRACTICE,” THE SPIRIT COMES BACK…BUT NOT ALWAYS RIGHT AWAY, LIKE WE MAY HOPE! HOWEVER, WHEN THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS BACK W/US, WE REJOICE, HAVING FORGOT HOW AWESOME IT IS TO HAVE IT!

STILL, IF WE RUN OUT OF “PRACTICE TIME” (SAY WE DON’T PRAY, BUT READ OUR SCRIPTURES), THEN WHILE WE ARE GOOD, WE ARE NOT AS GOOD AS WE COULD BE! HOWEVER, HAVING A GLIMPSE AT WHAT IS POSSIBLE, CAN HELP MOTIVATE US TO DO THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO DAILY, TO KEEP OUR SPIRITUAL HEALTH STRONG!

2 comments

  1. JENNY, I LOOOOVE UR ANALOGY WITH THE SPIRIT! SO RT. ON TARGET! WILL PROBABLY USE IT AT SOME POINT IN A TALK OR LESSON, WITH UR PERMISSION, OF COURSE! AND CONGRATS ON THE BEST SPEAKING DAY EVER!!! THAT IS SOOOO FABULOUS! I STILL AM AMAZED WHEN I THINK OF U TALKING! A TRUE MIRACLE, WROUGHT WITH HARD WORK & A LOT OF FAITH AND PATIENCE! MISS U, CARA

  2. That is terrific, Jenny! It is amazing to think how one day can effect the next so much, and how practice today can alter tomorrow’s results. It’s great that God planted the desire in you to do this. The word is clear in that he will give us the desire’s of our heart.

    Keep the faith and don’t let the devil steal the desire God gave you.

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