The ability to speak is not sufficient to speak up for a cause. This God-given gift of gab is quite often misused or unused by many. The dumb knows how precious this ability is. Languages, literature, poetry, music, stories, etc. are being developed because we have the ability to speak. These are all merely meant for men. The author of communication, the Almighty Creator God, needs no language to communicate with His creation.
We live in an era of internet and e-mail but dare not overlook the significance of the old-fashioned, evergreen eye-mail to fellow beings and knee-mail to God. Absolute commitment to God’s set purpose on us along with the ability to speak well will make us fruitful.
Moses was reluctant to accept the divine plan to redeem God’s chosen people from bondage. In his encounter with God the excuse for rejecting God’s call was his inability to speak well. His fear and inferiority made it worse. But God was not ready to do away with the plan He had for Moses. He was ready to help Moses by teaching him what to say. This problem persists with many that they don’t know what to say. Therefore, they copy the eloquent without obtaining copyright. Since they utter mere man-made words, they lack the power and life of the Word of God that transforms the lives. It is surprising that they do not approach God who teach them to speak.
Jeremiah was elected at an early age of thirteen years. Naturally, he felt inadequate to speak to the elders of Israel. “Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child”. God said to him, “But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.” Jer 1:7 God wants His chosen people to speak what He teaches them to speak. It is for them to sit in God’s presence in order to receive His message for the people.
Hectic ministry has made many ministers of the Gospel just mechanical tools that sound repetitious of words and sentences. They lost the ability to discern what God wants to convey to different people and at different places. One particular sermon that worked out tremendously at one place should not necessarily be effective at another place. Of course, the Word of God has life and power and it will be imparted up to an extent. But the first recipients enjoy the fullness of it. Any word spoken by the Spirit of God is not supposed to find a place in the trash can. However, God designates special messages for every group essentially in different ways.
God wanted Moses to speak to Pharaoh whereas Jeremiah was asked to speak to elders of the Israel. Both had a message from the same God but they had it for two different purposes.
We don’t see an eloquent Peter who stirs up the crowd with his speeches during his walk with Jesus Christ. Who can assume that Peter will lead a crowd of three thousand to repentance and water baptism through his debut speech made on the day of the Pentecost? Who thought no one would dare to stand against the wisdom and knowledge of Stephen who used to serve at dining tables?
When God sends His chosen people to speak up, that person need not worry about what he must speak. God puts the cause in his mouth and help him to speak for that. Receive the message from God on a daily basis and see the mighty work of transformation throughout the day. God bless you.