One thing that I’ve learned about God is that He’s all about order. He doesn’t do things just because he feels like it. Every move God makes has a divine purpose attached to it, which is why He adamantly reminds us to be obedient to his instructions for us. Since we don’t have the thoughts or ways that God has, it’s important for us to adopt his mindset. If we ever want to understand how God moves, we have to understand how he thinks.
Having said all of that, in order to understand Psalm 81:10 you need to have a mindset like God’s. For the mind that doesn’t think like God, it would make sense for God to fill your mouth before you actually open it. The saying think before you speak comes to mind for me. But in this verse, God is saying open your mouth first and then I’ll give you good things to say. I read this verse several times before I finally understood what God was saying. Before God gives us an assignment He wants to make sure we’re prepared to do the work. We have to put in some action, some work if we want the results of a blessing. It’s not enough for you to just believe it, you have to work for it.
When I read this verse for the fourth or fifth time, I realize that God doesn’t just say to open your mouth but to open it wide. Some of us don’t have what we want because we’re too timid when we make our requests known to God. We approach his throne with doubt. We’re afraid to ask God for what we really want, which is why the door to our success is still closed. In order to get what we really want from God, we have to open our mouths wide enough to receive all that God wants to fill it with.
Reading Psalms 81:10 helped me to realize that the blessing is in the action. It is when we step forth into our promise that we’ll actually get to experience a blessing. We don’t always have to have all of our ducks in a row before we pursue great things. Just focus on starting and God will equip you for the rest of the journey.
God appreciates your sacrifice but desires your obedience. Yes, you’ll get what you want but only when you do things God’s way. Most of us don’t want to hear that because we’re so busy trying to attain success on our own. Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way! Move out of your own way and acknowledge God as the giver of all things. Open your mouth wide for God and it will soon be filled with purpose.