When You Don’t Have the Words

SONY DSCEver felt like there was something that you needed to say for Jesus, but didn’t have the words?  Like you didn’t know what you should say?  Or how you should say it?  I’ve been there.  I think we’ve all been there.  I think we all at times talk ourselves out of witnessing to someone or saying something to someone, because of fear within us of what we should say.

That feeling is ok.  That feeling is natural.  That feeling doesn’t make you a bad person or a weak Christian.  It makes your normal.  Listen to what Jesus tells His followers today in Matthew 10: 17-20:

17Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; 18and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. 19When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; 20for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Jesus says this – you won’t always know what to say.  And that’s ok.  Your Father will.  He will send the Spirit to speak for you in those times.  It’s ok.  Not everyone will like you.  Not everyone will respect you.  Folks will disagree with you.  And that’s ok.

Because with your words, your actions, your very life, you will give witness to the one that died for everyone.  Even the folks that aren’t acting with grace towards you.  You will be that witness, for everyone to know, see, and experience Jesus’ grace.

And if you don’t know what to do say, that’s ok.

Listen.  Speak. Trust.  God will give you the words.

Not having all the words is ok.  God has the words.  Trust.  It’s not up to you.  It’s up to Him.  And He will be faithful today.

Follow the Spirit today.  God will lead you where He wants to and will speak through what He wants.  He will

Even when you don’t have the words.

He does.

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