Some people spent time seeking God, and praying in earnest that He will anoint them before they speak to the people. It takes time to pray through about the sermon, but it is worth the effort. The fruit is that you have the confidence that God is with you and that what you say has been given to you for this group of people. It doesn’t matter how small the group of people is. What matters is that what you say is what God wants you to say. Don’t leave any of it out, and go through it, with faith that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it.
The anointing of the Holy Spirit is for you to seek. Shut your mouth, read the Word, and then bask in the Presence of the Lord. Learn to set aside time from the family to kneel and pray, and seek His face before you speak to the group you have. You may have thousands to speak to, or 12, but the process is the same.
You humble yourself, and the Lord will speak through you. Ask Him for wisdom. Have the patience of the Lord, and know that you have the authority to bind Satan, sin, and self, in you and the people who will be coming to hear what you will say. God wants humble people who have spent the time before Him to speak to others. Humility is from the heart. It comes through repentance of our own sins, and admitting that we have not walked with Him close as we could have.
I believe when we come humbly before Him, that God deals with us before He deals with those we speak with. Then He can use us to give forth His Word. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. I believe we refrain from speaking, because we aren’t certain of the reaction to what we will say. The relationship with other Christians should have no, intimidation. Pride goes before a fall. We should love everyone, and expect God to speak to us through someone in our day. Gentleness is next to love.
Loving other Christians is often being truthful, but the reaction to the truth should not be in the flesh. Gentleness, and forgiveness should always be the shawl around our shoulders. Without love we are clanging, clashing, symbols.