Many Christians think preaching is only for eloquent communicators. Or they think they are disqualified from preaching because of their past sins, flaws or weaknesses. Jeremiah felt inadequate as a speaker. He told God: “I do not know how to speak” (Jer. 1:6). But God didn’t listen to his excuse! He touched Jeremiah’s mouth and said: “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth” (v. 9).
I am prophesying to you today: God is going to turn up your volume! He wants to make you bolder. He wants to speak through you! You might stand behind a pulpit, but that’s not the only place He uses preachers. You might speak on a campus, in your workplace, in a jail, at a coffee shop, on a mission trip, at a Bible study, or on the streets. If you’ve been shy about speaking, remember what Paul told Timothy: “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity” (2 Tim. 1:7). Break free from fear and get louder!