"Thus Samuel grew and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fail."
1 Samuel 3:19
Here is the secret to Samuel's success: the Lord was with him and made sure Samuel's prophetic words did not fail. The Lord kept Samuel's words from being useless. He caused Samuel's words to be fruitful; to accomplish His purpose. Believers can be like Samuel. God is with us and wants to work through us. I want my words -- especially those that speak of Him -- to mean something and not be idle words that fall by the wayside. Don't you want that too? The Lord gives wisdom and understanding, and will cause our words to be meaningful and true if we abide in Christ. "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." (John 15:4-5) We can bear fruit, our words can glorify Christ and accomplish His purpose. We only need to abide in Him and let Him do the rest.