111. He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself (John 7:18).
What an incredible challenge! Do we let God speak through us or are we more focused on our own ideas and wisdom? When God calls us to speak for Him, He wants to fuel our efforts with His Word. God does not call us to perform for Him, but instead to be an oracle of truth that is far greater than us. When we speak, we must speak the words of life. And those words can only come from Him. He alone can transform the human heart and life. He alone can penetrate the self-centeredness we so easily hold onto. He alone can do His work. Ours is to be a mouthpiece for the Greatest of orators.