Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly. Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. James 3:1-5 (NLT)
But Moses pleaded with the LORD, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” Then the LORD asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the LORD?Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”But Moses again pleaded, “Lord, please! Send anyone else.” Exodus 4:10-12 (NLT)
He will put the words in your mouth. Your voice will not be quiet or weak but strong and resounding. How often do we experience God, but don’t have the confidence to share that with someone else? He can put the words in us, but it is up to us to give it a voice. We all have a story to tell, that which our Father has put in each of us. So often we miss the chance for God to move simply because we don’t open our mouths for Him to speak through. You don’t believe that you have anything to offer, when all that is being asked for is your voice. The strongest voice in our generation is not the guys that are most quoted. The strongest voice in our generation is yours. Your voice will carry where no quote can go. Hearts will never be penetrated by quotes. Especially not in the way a word from a friend can penetrate your heart. Be a voice to your friends, you likely are exactly what they need to hear. We will be known not by what we say to the multitude but in how we speak to each other. Your voice can lead someone out of Egypt. Can we change a generation by changing our speech? If we can change the direction of the tongue we can change the direction of a generation.