Speech Impediment

Exodus 4:10-12

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.

The people who know me will tell you that I have a speech impediment. I have something called a lisp. I also have a slight country accent. When I first started feeling my calling to preach, I struggled with the thought of people not being able to understand me. I told God he had to fix it or no one would ever listen to me. However, God reminds me of Moses. He had speech problems and he stood up against the Pharoah. He did not do this on his own. He let God be his voice. You see it doesn’t matter if you stutter, have a lisp, or just are slow to speak, if God wants to use you to spread his word, he will use you. Just remember to step back and let God take control. Don’t worry about people hearing your speech impediment. Just keep preaching and teaching the message God sent you to deliver.


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