A few weeks ago, our Senior Pastor told me that there’s an opportunity for me to preach on the 3rd Sunday of April. Since I was a little caught off guard, I told Pastor that I would let him know the following week. The only time I ever stand on the chancel during worship service is when I lead praise and worship with one of the bands. So it would be the very first time that I would be speaking in front of my home church and the congregation.
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. —James 3:1
As the week went on, I’ve gone through my daily routines of going to work and coming home, hanging out with Mia and doing my devos. During these times, I would ask God whether or not it would be a good idea for me to accept the opportunity to speak and share God’s Word through me. I was scared because all throughout school, I would always have James 3:1 in my head. I knew that those of us who would become teachers, preachers and pastors would have a harsher time of judgment; for if a sheep is caught by wolves the shepherd would be held accountable. I prayed and prayed, and I felt Him just nudging me towards speaking.
I keep reminding myself of Luke 12:12, over and over again. I know that if I rely on Him and let Him use me, I would be okay.
“For the Holy Spirit teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” —Luke 12:12
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