WAHM Devotions

Sundayvotion: Slow of Speech

Some say, there are writers who are only good on paper and pen. That is true because we are given so many different skills and talents. There are also some who are blessed with eloquence on both speaking and writing. And we know a few of these from the blogosphere.

As someone who studied in the bible school before, we were trained to speak to people about the word of God. However, before I speak to larger crowds, I still get so nervous, sometimes I could feel my knees moving and my hands so cold. But I take that as good because without that feeling, I would get all the confidence from myself. But the nerves remind me that I can’t do it without God’s help. And that makes me say a little prayer for God to guide my tongue as I speak His words.

When Moses was called by God to help the Israelites free from the captivity of Egypt, he made excuses. Exodus 4:11-12, says:

Then Moses said to the LORD, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD? “Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.” 

In the end, Moses followed God and He guide him on what to say. Now, it may not be everyday, but there are definitely some instances that we need to speak up. When you are at that point, and you feel all the nerves, don’t hesitate to ask God for wisdom to guide you as you speak and inspire the crowd. 🙂

Have a blessed Sunday to all!

0 Replies to “Sundayvotion: Slow of Speech”

  1. Thank you for sharing this. This reminds me to be humble should we get praised, be humble still should we get castigated. To speak of kind words to people who love us and speak of more kindness to those who chastise us. Yes, the spoken words are so powerful they may hurt or otherwise that we need to be careful.

  2. I agree with you completely. I always ask God for help and advice. Sometimes I find it hard to speak up, and sometimes I speak too much and can only ask God to help me find the balance and use the wisdom to speak good and positive strong words from my mouth. Thank you for this encouraging post today, I needed some added strength which you provided.

  3. What a great post, Nilyn. ❤️ Indeed, whatever we do, we should always seek His guidance. I agree with momi Berlin too. we should be humble when praised and more humble even when reproved. Thank you for the wonderful reminder. 😊

  4. I can feel you when you are starting out to speak to other people. I too have this kind of experience and it kind of sucks when you can't even tell people what you wanted to tell. And it's really the first thing we do, we ask for guidance and inspiration from the Above and let Him guide us to the path he thinks we deserve.

  5. Public speaking can be nerve wracking for some. In my role at work I am often required to speak at seminars and events and even as a seasoned veteran I still get the odd butterfly in the stomach. I don't think we would be human if we didn't get a little nervous. In the end our fears are often irrational and things all work out in the end.

  6. Speaking in public is nerve wracking, made me to pooh all the time! lol This is short yet informative. I was once an introvert (I think I still am) yet, we somehow need to learn to uplift ourselves to deal in speaking in large crowds. it's an amazing journey

  7. I like to call myself antisocial. I feel better writing to people than talking. Talking in front of many people is even worse. I'm always awkward with people until I know them better. But I try to be more social, specially that now I got a new job where I have to be more social. Even though, I feel excited about it.

  8. I am not that good in writing but yes, I am not blessed in speaking well most especially if done in the front of the crowd. I only speak in front of the crowd only inside the classroom. Further than that, nope. hahaha

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