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!