Exodus 4:15-16 - You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him.
Getting along with other people depends on our ability to communicate well. Our words, which we had good intentions on saying, sometimes turn upside down and cause strains in relationships. For example, it could be a friend let you down, or a co-worker was supposed to help you finish a project but didn’t. Each time that someone has let you down, you try to tell them that you’re not mad at them, you just want an explanation. Yet, they don’t receive it that way. They think they know what you’re thinking when they don’t. There must be a better way to communicate to others the right way and not in such a way as your words come out upside down. There’s someone who can help us with that. In the Bible, when Moses was told that God would be sending him to Pharaoh to tell him to let the Israelites go, Moses complained that his speech wasn’t eloquent. It made God angry because Moses didn’t trust God, but God still provided Moses’ brother, Aaron, to speak for him to the Israelites and Pharaoh. God will do the same for you. We just need to take a deep breath before speaking and ask God to help us use the right words when communicating. He might not send you someone to speak for you, but he can give you that quiet assurance that you aren’t alone, and he will help you communicate more effectively.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.