Friday 9 January 2015

You have been Called to Speak

Thank God it's Friday.  How has your week been?  As some of you may know, I usually share a post every Monday, this is a Special Edition.

I hope you are learning from Myss Lafunky's blogspot? I write for you to know the Light that lives in me. For you to know the Wonder Working Power of God through the articles that I share and for you to be transformed by God's Word.

Have you ever posted a comment on someone's picture on social media? Have you ever taken the time to express your opinion on an online review?  Some of us can write 2-3 pages of our dissatisfaction or why we like a product on an online site. Have you written an epistle in order to win a competition?
Majority of us are saying many things, putting our opinions and thoughts out there in the world for people to see, read and hear, particular when it comes to complaining.  Why are you then hesitant to share the Word of God? Why are you hesitant to share your views on a Christian blogspot .i.e.Myss Lafunky's blogspot and many other Christian blogspots.

"And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words...You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious"- Ezekiel 2:6-7. What's your understanding of this scripture? 

God is telling us that, we have been CALLED to SPEAK, we are to speak the words of life to people around us, whether they listen or fail to listen. Although it is much more comfortable to speak to those who will listen to us and to those who share our values and faith, however, God wants us to speak His Word whether people listen or not.

Do you know you can be very creative in speaking God's Words to people? You can do it informally, through your testimony, through analogies, through various examples, through your dressing, through the way you speak, amongst others.

On Monday, I shared a post in relation to holding our tongues. Yet, in the book of Ezekiel, the Lord told the prophet, "Do not be afraid of them, or their words,, You must speak my words to them." 

Tola and John learned to not say much at a recent party that they attended, organised by their friends. They avoided most gatherings in the past because of how their friends behaved, they pleaded being busy, however, this time they couldn't resist, they decided to attend.

At the party, Tola and John's friends made embarrassing comments about others and the people that they worked with.  They even made unpleasant comments about Tola and John, they teased them for being anti-social, they also teased them for having just one child. Tola and John's friends felt superior to them.

Tola and John did not respond with anger neither did they retaliate by speaking harshly. Tola and John could have kept quiet for fear of being attacked, however, they demonstrated God's love in their words and actions, they spoke kind words and reminded their friends of what God's Word says about 'our conversation being seasoned with Salt'.  To be sensitive, purposeful, gentle, complementary, thoughtful, and kind. 

Tola and John's friends slowly learned to interact in kind words. One of their friends contacted them after the gathering and said that, he was blessed by the kind way that they spoke God's Word to challenge the way they all spoke.

Tola and John were able to respond to their friends appropriately. They implemented the biblical scripture in 1 Peter 3:15 which states that "Be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence". They were able to say the right thing at the right time.

  • What would you do if you were in Tola and John's position? Would you have kept quite and grumbled about your friends afterwards? Would you address the issue immediately? Would you keep silent?

From the Bible passage that I quoted above, God wants us to hold on to Him and not be afraid.
He wants us to respond to issues, but not by attacking those who attack us, but by caring for them and speaking God's Word. Although some people may refer to you as a fanatic, do not be afraid, dare to be different for God wherever you are. It is so cool to stand up for God.

Final words from me, as individuals and believers, we need to ensure that we speak right words and also ensure that our words and actions work together to convict and convince people of God's love in us.

Let the light of God shine through your lifestyle. Speak the words even if people don't listen or fail to listen. Never stop speaking the words.

As you speak the word, remember what the Bible says: "If anyone does not stumble in what he or she says, he/she is a perfect person, able to bridle the whole body as well." (James 3:2).  

Questions for you to think about:

- If you or as a couple you are in a situation to speak God's Word, would you speak? Or would you refrain your spouse from speaking? 

- God wants us to look beyond all the obstacles and barriers that may prevent us from speaking. Are you ready to look beyond the barriers? 

- Have you identified what God wants you to speak to others about?

O Lord, set a guard over my mouth, keep watch over the door of my lips. Let me guard what comes out of my mouth (Psalm 141:3)

Enjoy your weekend. Remember if you have any questions, please send an email  to

-Myss Lafunky
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1 comment:

  1. True piece we have here. the deposit of God in us is for expression in very unique ways. God creates platforms for us to say something which will benefit or leave a mark in another hence our failure to speak is a non-utilisation of that which he has put in us and we would account for it in that day.
    we are not allowed to speak carelessly or say anything not birth from the Spirit however we are to uphold the truth of the scriptures and declare it at opportunities which the Lord will cause to come our way.
    2015 may God help us to speak right and make a difference in our environment