The mood was set perfectly as I stood up to preach Sunday. We’d just been led in worship and our hearts were ready. Bob (our worship pastor) had prayed a beautiful prayer and the bumper video set a solemn, reflective mood as we were about to dig into the book of Ephesians. And then I forgot to take my microphone off mute, leading to those few awkward seconds when no one can hear you.
Realizing that I just broke the mood with my mess up, I had three options:
1. Blame it on the tech guys. Never a good option.
3. Own it. Get them to laugh, even at your expense, reset, and get right back up on that horse.
Here’s my mess up, in all it’s glory: