“Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.” Jeremiah 1:6
God calls people who are NOT ELOQUENT. An eloquent person expresses himself readily, clearly and effectively.
The prophet Jeremiah knew that he could not express himself very well and he said so. This is a common complex that people who are “called” have. When you listen to eloquent preachers who have been in ministry for years, you wonder if you will ever be able to speak like them. With such shining examples before you it is always easier to remain in your world of anonymity.
When God called me to the ministry, my greatest problem was my inability to speak in public. I sought out the leader of our fellowship and asked him to pray for me because my greatest problem was my inability to stand before a group of people and speak. I remember when I knelt down to be prayed for about this problem.
Today, I am able to preach to many people in spite of this initial difficulty. Today, I am invited to minister the Word all over the world.
Do not be worried if you are not a good speaker. God does call people who are not good speakers and turns them into preachers par excellence.
Dear friend, have faith in God. Trust Him to make you into something you are not. If He can raise up stones to worship Him, then He can use you too. Be blessed with these few words and enjoy the pictures of my recent trip to Lebanon.
PS: I was invited by the Abundant Life Church& Ministries to minister at at their Annual Summer International Conference. It was a powerful conference with people gathering from all over the Middle East. I thank God for yet another opportunity to preach His Word!