Exodus 4:15 - 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.
For those suffering with emotional pain, conversations with others can be difficult. You may wonder how you will explain yourself. How will you find the right words instead of messing the conversation up, especially with your family?
And so, many times you choose to say nothing.
Let’s take a look at a situation. You know there’s going to be an event coming up; one in which many of your family will be present. From the moment you find out about the event you begin to worry. Will you be able to handle being bombarded with questions? Can you act like you can hold your own in a conversation or will you blow it?
If you’re not suffering from emotional pain, it can be difficult to understand the enormous stress that’s placed upon the one in pain. They want to please others, but it’s like someone else takes over their thoughts and all the sufferer can think of is how yet another event will go down as a complete failure.
Here are some tips from wikiHow.com in their article, “How to Have a Great Conversation,” and those that I’ve used in the past when speaking with others such as how to start the conversation and then hold it.
And remember: you’re not alone in this. There are plenty of people who’ve been afraid to start a conversation.
Take a look at the Bible verse above. Moses had been called by God to be his spokesperson to go to Pharaoh and ask that he let the Israelites go. This was an enormous job and Moses got scared. He thought that when he was ushered in to see Pharaoh that he would mess up the conversation. It is thought that Moses may have had a stutter or some other form of speech impediment. So he asked God to pick someone else. God came up with the plan to have Moses’ brother, Aaron, speak for him. God was going to tell Moses what to say and Moses would tell his brother. God would give them the words they needed.
You may not be called to go to the leader of Egypt, but God will always be gracious to you and help you find the words to say.
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.