This year, I have made faith-filled decisions to step out of my comfort zone.  I transitioned from primarily writing about mental health to include public speaking.  Public speaking is usually nerve-racking for me, but I hold on to God’s response to Moses when public speaking opportunities are extended to me.

Exodus 4:10 (NLT) says “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.”

God responded Exodus 4:11 (NLT), “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.”

Today, I see and celebrate God’s strength in my weakness. I love how my weakness makes me trust God and seek His will each time I get an invitation to speak. May I never get cocky and put my trust in my strengths or natural abilities.

Saying yes to these speaking engagements despite my struggles with impostor syndrome and concerns about public speaking also influenced my decision to publish these devotionals. It is a double blessing. God is indeed using my weaknesses for the greater good.

Do you have a weakness? Do you feel incompetent? This season, what is God saying about your weakness? I found my answers in God’s Word, the Bible. Your answers are there as well.

Would you like to become a member of God’s family? Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.

Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen

Welcome to God’s family!

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  1. Awesome Temi!!! I always love the encouragement of Moses’ situation. I struggle with the idea of public speaking but my heart is comforted by those same verses you referenced!
    I love how God is using you!! Praise Him!!