“Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.” (Psalm 81:10, NIV)
I hate talking on the phone.
I have to call people every day at work. I have to order their medication. I needed updated insurance information. Are they still on a certain medication? Do they need me to refill it?
I don’t mind doing podcasts, but I can’t talk in public without looking at someone, even if it is myself in the mirror.
The anxiety comes from not knowing what to say. Even with notes, detailed notes, I still find myself anxious when it comes to speaking in public or to speaking to people on the phone that I know might have a bad reaction.
Writing is easier for me because I pray, “Lord, as I start to write, let Your words flow instead of mine” before I write.
I have prayed this prayer over my writing for almost twenty years.
According to the Scripture above, I am challenged to pray, “Lord, as I start to speak, let Your words flow instead of mine.”
He promises that if I open my mouth, He will fill it.
We have to remember that everything we say, everything we write, everything we communicate, needs to be godly, needs to be true and kind and lovely and of a good report.
Our words are a representation of our Father God.
Let’s open our mouths and let Him fill our mouths with the words He has to say.