Oh Lord, I pray that people will stop denying their chance to do Your will on earth. We are Your hands and feet. However, many people deny their opportunity to serve You because of different reasons. They may think they are inadequate in their speech or have other excuses for not jumping into the calling that You have for their lives. Do they not realize that You created us? How in the same way You created us, You can shape us into the person You desire also. As for me, I’ve had a speech impediment most of my life, but that was not stopping me from telling people about You, Jesus. The moment I was baptized I wanted to tell everyone about You. I found many occasions to knock on doors and to street evangelize, and I did not have to worry about my speech impediment. You were the one giving me the words to speak and I was able to proclaim the good news of the gospel with clarity. I am still able to do this to this day and I give You all the glory. I am so happy I didn’t doubt Your calling to be an evangelist, for I could have easily done this. Lord, You mean more to me than anything else. Therefore, I will live and die for You. I love You. Lead me now and forever. Amen.
Exodus 4:10-14 (KJV)
10 And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
14 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
God is not ok with us forfeiting our spiritual gifts. In His anger God finds someone else to fulfill His needs on earth.