"Open Thy Mouth, and it Shall Be Filled" - Moses 6:32
So, last week I started my first semester of school for 2020. One of the classes I enrolled in is a religion class, and we have the blessed opportunity of studying the Old Testament, as well as parts of the Pearl of Great Price. I've studied so many wonderful principles this past week, and I would like to share just one of them with you.
In the book of Moses, chapter 6, we read of Enoch and his profound, personal experience with God. He shows Enoch many things, including those of His children who are not keeping the commandments He's given them. He asks Enoch to preach unto these people and bear testimony of the truth. Enoch says, "I am slow of speech; wherefore am I thy servant?" (v. 31, chapter 6). Enoch questions why God would choose him as His servant, and doubts his own ability to successfully do what God has asked him to. God then promises Enoch: "Open thy mouth, and it shall be filled, and I will give thee utterance" (v. 32, chapter 6).
Recently, I came upon this quote on Facebook, which I found again on Pinterest:
Let's think about those significant words for a moment: God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called. This eternal principle has appeared in scripture countless times. Moses didn't know how he'd be able to lead the Israelites across the Red Sea. Nephi didn't know how he would obtain the brass plates from Laban, nor did he know how to build a ship. Enoch didn't know how he'd be able to speak eloquently on behalf of God, because verbal utterance was his weakness. Yet, in these, and numerous other examples, we see evidence that if a noble and humble heart is willing to do the work of God, even when they don't see the entire road ahead and they chose to act anyway, He will provide a way for them to accomplish what He needs them to. Nephi bore testimony of this in 1 Nephi 3:7.
God doesn't choose us to fulfill roles or responsibilities because we're qualified. He calls us because He sees our willingness to serve. He calls us to show forth His power through us, as a testament to ourselves and others. He calls us because He knows we need to learn something, and He calls us because He wants to show us the potential we have to accomplish great things, especially with Him by our side.
Madison Erasmus :)