Jesus will give you the words

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Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He made an incredible promise to His followers: “‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’” (Acts 1:8, NIV)

Have you ever been at a loss for words? Are you ever nervous about public speaking? Is it difficult for you to share your faith? 

Why is it so hard to speak up and share our true feelings or faith? Could it be the fear of rejection, ridicule, or punishment? 

I’ve got to confess it’s been a big struggle for me. Whether it was asking a girl out on a date, interviewing for a new job, or walking into a room, I felt anxiety. Even after graduating with high honors from graduate school, I still felt the same level of insecurity. Degrees, money, relationships, titles, or possessions cannot rescue you from deep internal fears. 

But Jesus can! 

The Bible says, “‘…do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say.’” (Matthew 10:19, NIV) The Spirit of Jesus can fill you and make you a witness. He can give you the confidence to speak up and speak out. Here’s my personal formula that helped me overcome my fears:

  1. Ask Him to fill you and empower you. 
  2. You may need counseling to understand the source of your fears.
  3. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and take risks.
  4. Take a public speaking course.
  5. Ask others to pray for you.
  6. Reject fear and a spirit of fear.
  7. Be assured that almost everyone struggles with the same fears. 

Please invite the power of God to help you because you are a miracle, and so am I.

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6 Comments

  1. Greg Altman on 20/09/2021 at 5:53 AM

    Thank you for this. I am approaching 60 years old and have struggled with public speaking of any sort. I’m glad that you shared this. Please pray for me that I continue to be bold and courageous not only for Jesus but in other areas of my life.

    • Rey Rodriguez on 20/09/2021 at 1:02 PM

      Amen 🙏 brother my wife and I will continue to pray you are an inspiration for our lives God is truly moving in your life I also ask for your prayers brother I have been battling with cancer and I am partially paralyzed on my left side and now the drs have told me that I need to go back on chemo they gave me 1-2 years more to live but God is the great physician and I truly believe he will heal me I used to be a runner 🏃‍♂️ and was preparing to run my first marathon in 2016 when all of this happened know I only sit on my sofa 🛋 and read the Bible and your messages and await on the lord Jesus w
      For full recovery ❤️‍🩹 keep on doing what you are doing brother Paul we love you and pray for you and your ministry God bless you 🙏🙏🙏🙏

      • Special W Thompson on 20/09/2021 at 3:19 PM

        AMEN 2 THE READING OF GOD’S WORD 🙏🙂🙂🙂❤



      • Greg Altman on 20/09/2021 at 6:12 PM

        Rey, thanks! I pray that God will grant you a full recovery and God blesses you with many additional years despite what Doctors’ say. God’s will be done for you! Stay faithful!



  2. Latasha Ketchum on 20/09/2021 at 2:27 PM

    Thank you so much, this devotional today was much needed. I’m a very shy person. I dislike public speaking. I get so anxious.

  3. Angela on 20/09/2021 at 3:24 PM

    Thank you so much for this, needed this today!

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