Let God Put Words in Your Mouth

So often we say, “don’t put words in my mouth” and usually the phrase is in a negative light. But can words be put in your mouth and it be a good thing? It can be a good thing if God is putting the words in your mouth. In Matthew chapter 10, link here:Matthew 10 Jesus is talking to His disciples about how to handle persecution. Here is what He says, 16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. 18 You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 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; 20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

Jesus says that the disciples shouldn’t worry about what they are going to say; rather they should wait for the Holy Spirit to speak for them. The specific context of this has to do with persecution but I think it applies in all situations, especially difficult ones. If you’ve ever feared to start a conversation because you didn’t know what to say, consider what this verse is saying. Can we trust the Spirit of God to help us to know what to say when we don’t know what to say? I think we can. Go ahead and start the conversation…and then let God put words in your mouth. Both you and the person you are speaking to will benefit.


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