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Don’t Be Shy—Let God Turn Up Your Volume!

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!

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