Well today I decided to take a challenge from a Pastor that I follow on Periscope. On Saturday he challenged his followers to get a Word from the Lord and do a Periscope Broadcast. For those of you who don’t know, Periscope is an app where you can do live broadcasts and people can watch live and type in a chat box to talk to you and tap on their screens to give you hearts which is like clicking the like button on Facebook. The hearts actually help your visibility and they are accumulated and then the more hearts you have the higher your profile is in the ranking.
Anyway, I was going to do the broadcast yesterday but I didn’t get to it. So today at 5:51pm I get a notification from my Bible app on my phone after I got the verse of the day notification. In my mind, this was God’s way of giving me a Word for the Periscope. I read the verses Jude 1:20-21 and jotted down some notes and thought out what I was going to say. I prepared myself by putting the picture you see to left of my notification on my computer so I could show it in the broadcast and then I could not get the broadcast to work. I had to open and close the app a few times and finally it gave me the option to start a broadcast. I named it (Pastor’s Name) Challenge Accepted. Stepping out of my comfort zone.
Would you believe, that Pastor was the only person who clicked into my broadcast!! I froze up, forgot everything I was going to say and laughed while saying hi to the Pastor. I continued to talk to about 5 minutes and then I just shut it off because I knew that I was just blabbering at that point and there was no viewers on anyway at that point. I watched the replay and cracked up laughing so hard that I am sure I burned 300 calories if not more!
I will certainly have to work on my broadcasting skills for the future but today I’m chalking it up to a Periscope fail. Thankful for the challenge, thankful for the experience and thankful for the laughter. Now maybe tomorrow I will try this again. Maybe. Big maybe. 🙂