A Promise to Speak

Anything God asks you to do means He will help you do it. It’s not meant for you to do alone. – Poet Jackie Hill Perry

What I find most compelling about God instructing Moses to tell Pharaoh to free the Israelites is that, despite all of Moses’ apparent fears, doubts, inabilities, deficiencies, insecurities and self-deprecation about his ability to tell Pharaoh to free the Israelites, God still instructed Moses to tell Pharaoh to free the Israelites.

It is this same God who, just like with Moses, will tell us to do something that may remind us of our fears, doubts, failures, inabilities, deficiencies, and whatever makes us want to say, like Moses, Why me? Why not him? I can’t. I’m not good at it. Why? So and so is so much better.


Faith says: If God tells you to do something, he is going to do it through you.

Our abilities aren’t necessarily the basis for what God calls us to do.

God’s abilities are the basis for what God calls us to do.

There’s no way we can fulfill what God puts on our hearts without it being God, himself, completing the work.

God doesn’t give us the opportunity to do something we can do. God gives us the opportunity to do something he can do.

When you’re instructed by God to do something, you’re actually being invited by God to work cooperatively with him.


That God urges you to do something makes you qualified to do it.

It’s not about your abilities but your willingness.

The definition of willingness is you open your mouth and God speaks.

Willingness means you move and God makes the connection.

You take a step and God completes the rest of the journey.

If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that fear (feelings of doubt, inability, deficiency, insecurity and self-deprecation about our ability – more so, God’s ability – to do the work) foils fulfillment of God’s work in our lives.

Why would God tell us to do something that we (through him) couldn’t do?

If God puts it on our heart to do, it’s a promise that it must and can, without any question, be performed.

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