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    Nia's been at CBN for almost seven years. She's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication with a minor in Leadership at Regent University. She lives in Virginia with her husband and family.

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Recently, I had the privilege to preach at our church conference for the first time. It was not my first time speaking to a group, but it was my first time speaking in front of them. I was so nervous, frightened, and scared. I knew I should not be scared because God was with me. His word says:

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry (2 Timothy 4:2-5 NIV).

This was His message, not mine but it had taken me so long to get a word. I had sat before Him praying “Lord send me a word for your people” and I had gotten nothing. Slowly and steadily the message came—2 Timothy 4:2-5. It was brief but I had wished there were more. 

Little did I know I was going first. I was going to start off the conference. My word from God was going to set the stage for everyone else. The pressure was on. When I took the podium to start my message, I started to shake but no one noticed. I also had a quiver in my voice; they did not notice that either. I yelled out, “Now at the count of three scream ‘All Aboard’”! And they did.

Then the message began to flow. It was one of encouragement and bravery to equip the people of God for these coming times. We know we are in a world that is turning away from God. We are the saints called to equip the body whether it is preaching, teaching, evangelizing, prophesying, or praying. As long as we do our job God will do His. 

No matter what He has called you to do, do not be afraid. He will equip you for the work. He will give you everything you need, even the words you need. He has gotten it all under control. He called you for the time and for this season. 

Prayer: Father God, thank you for such a clear and powerful word for Your people. Help us to hear this message deep in our souls and always be ready to share Your truth. It’s not well received at times and many have turned away from it and embraced myths. Pour out Your Word through us through the power of Your Holy Spirit. Give us courage, strength, and wisdom. Amen.
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Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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