The Right Words
“And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike” (Ephesians 6.19 NLT).
Many Christians fear not having the right words. We know that we are representatives of God and His Kingdom, so we want to discuss our faith in a way that would be pleasing and persuasive to others. We worry or fear being called on by people because we feel like we could possibly push them away from faith. Sometimes we can become so overwhelmed with thoughts of inadequacy or rejection that we don’t even try to discuss our faith and the Good News of Jesus with anyone. But we don’t have to worry or fear. All we have to do is ask God to give us the right words. If we are spending time with Him and reading His Word, He’ll make sure to give us just what we need right when we need it. He loves His children more than we do, and He wants to reach them. He is more than capable of using our weakness to demonstrate His strength. We don’t have to shy away from talking about Jesus. We can be open and honest with what we understand and what we don’t understand about “God’s mysterious plan,” and trust that God will work His truth into our words.
“But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak” (Matthew 10.19 NKJV).