Read Exodus 4-6
Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. Exodus 4:12
I love that the heading on this chapter reads “God equips Moses.” Moses is desperately aware that he has very little to offer the cause. he explains to God that he’s not eloquent and he has a speech impediment. How can he be of any use to the King of kings?
That’s when the Lord cuts Moses off and tells him, to paraphrase, that it’s not about Moses to begin with. God asks him who made that mouth — who created anyone’s ability to speak or see or hear? He puts it in perspective so Moses will understand.
Then God gives Moses this promise: If Moses will just go, God will be ever-present, guiding his words and teaching him exactly which words to use. Then it won’t be about the mind and mouth of moses, but the words of God.
We are offered this same promise today, we who use our mouths more than we should on many occasions. I pray that we will each ask the Lord to fulfill this promise in our lives and guide the words we speak and teach us which words to use. Then we be used to our full effect for the cause of Christ.