Get up. Speak boldly. Do not fear.

Prophet Jeremiah was hesitating. He was like many of us. But when God urged him again, he became bold.

Here we have three interesting versions of the Bible giving Gods command to Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:17. Read the three verses repeatedly. Examine if we have been hesitant in some matters. If its so, its time we stand up and start doing what we need to do.

Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them. (version KJV)
“Get up and prepare for action. Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say. Do not be afraid of them, or I will make you look foolish in front of them.(version NLT)
But you [Jeremiah], gird up your loins [in preparation]! Get up and tell them all which I command you. Do not be distraught and break down at the sight of their [hostile] faces, or I will bewilder you before them and allow you to be overcome.(version AMP)

It’s time to get up. Enough of lying down, sitting down. Stand up, arise.

The Lord says to prophet Jeremiah to speak what the Lord had commanded him to speak.

The Lord says not to be afraid of their faces. You could be preparing for an interview, going to a court for a hearing, making a pitch to a client, whatever it is, the Lord wants you not to be afraid of them. The Lord is with you.

Trust in the Lord with your heart. Speak what you should be speaking without fear.

May the Holy Spirit lead you in Wisdom and in victory.