FAQ#6: Do You Ever Get Nervous Before Preaching?

In this episode, Miguel Lebron answers the question “do you ever get nervous before preaching?” He begins by establishing the point that generalized anxiety is characterized by feelings of worry, nervousness, and fear.


The nervousness we discuss on today's episode and severe anxiety, are not one and the same.

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“Anxiety is very treatable and manageable,” says Bernard Biermann, M.D., Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. “Generalized anxiety is characterized by feelings of worry, nervousness and fear. Physical symptoms may also accompany these feelings. These physical symptoms include difficulty sleeping, stomachaches and headaches.”



Anxiety as an illness can come in several forms: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, or social anxiety disorder. It's also a common human emotion we all endure. Run-of-the-mill nervousness and severe anxiety, however, are not one and the same.


"Anxiety in itself is just a normal experience," says Shanthi Mogali, director of psychiatry at Mountainside Treatment Center in Connecticut. "What creates abnormal anxiety is when experiences of nervousness and worry start to take over your daily life—people can find [themselves] worrying about mundane things, things that normal people can kind of push out of their mind. [It] starts to consume their life."



Larry Bird interview
JAN 6, 2009 * Esquire


“I always got nervous before every game I ever played. Right up until game time.” Larry Bird

Being nervous is your body letting you know that what is about to happen, is out of your control. You've gotten ready but now, it's time to deposit all your faith in God and believe that what you are about to discuss is lead by Him. - Miguel Lebron (co-founder of TQP Ministries)

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