Pr. 15:23: “A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!”
I am sitting on a bench right now waiting while my son is with his speech therapist. He has had a stutter for a while and meets with her once a week to try to learn ways to improve his fluency in speech.
His disfluencies mostly occur when he’s excited, wants to explain something, or wants to tell a story. How I long for him to be able to express himself clearly as an adult. I know he will have much joy in being able to speak clearly when trying to express himself and being able to speak a good word in due season when the time arises.
One thing I know; however, is that even if his speech never improves, if he has the Word of God in his heart, and he speaks that Word from his mouth it will not return void. There are no discrepancies or disfluencies in God’s word. The Word of God is pure, proven, and sharper than a two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
No matter the vessel that holds and pours out the Word of God, God’s word goes forth the accomplish the purpose for which it was sent. If you’re like me, I’m sure you’ve noticed that God’s word is always on time, as well. A word spoken in due season, indeed. Any time I need a good word spoken over me, God is faithful to use His word, His Pastors and teachers, His prayer warriors, His ministers of music, and His children to speak the exact word I need.
What I know for certain is that no matter our speech disfluencies, our weaknesses, our disabilities, or our faults, God’s word, if spoken from our mouths, will always go forth in power to complete the purpose for which it was spoken. Continue filling yourself with His word. In due season, someone will need to hear something you hold in your heart. If you know their need then it stands to reason that no matter who you are…or are not…you are the person God wants to use to speak those words.
Don’t allow your weaknesses to hold you back from speaking God’s promises, precepts, power, and truth into someone’s life. Remember that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. Just be willing to be used and let God be the One who is perfect. Someone needs to hear a good word from the Lord and the Lord is counting on you.