Exodus 4:10-12 ” Moses said to the Lord, ‘O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since You have spoken to Your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.’ The Lord said to him, ‘Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.’ “

The Lord lays something on our heart to do…maybe it’s to go and talk to a specific person about Him, but what’s the first thing we usually do? We argue why we can’t do it, raising up every negative, self-abasing, and degrading attribute we think we have. Moses tried it here. So did Jeremiah, but the Lord gave him the same answer as He did Moses, ” Go, I have put My words in your mouth.” (Jeremiah 1:9) But we can also listen in when Jesus was instructing His disciples in Luke 12:12, when He reassured them that, “The Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” Even more, Jesus told them when they were arrested not to be worried, “Say whatever is given you at the time, for it’s not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.” (Mark 13:11) So there’s no need to be afraid…for if the Lord sends you, He will give you the words at that specific time.

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