“Daddy, how do you know what to preach on Sundays?”
“God tells me,” responded the dad.
“Then daddy, why do you crinkle up so many sheets of paper and toss them into the waste basket?”
We are much better off saying, “I think God wants me to tell you this” rather than “thus says the Lord.”
God doesn’t make mistakes; our discernment of what we think God might want us to say to someone is imperfect.