Peace Be Still; Sometimes The Best Thing to Say Is Nothing At All!
I have always been a very outgoing, bubbly, talkative person that has experienced so many different situations, adventures, hurts, happiness, ups and downs and absolute miracles that I have wanted to share what I have been through – good and bad, yet recently I have had this overwhelming feeling to just be quiet.
I have entered into a season of silence. Not so much wanting to speak and share but wanting to sit back and listen. Observe and hear the voice of God first and foremost. Below is an excerpt from Follow Ground Bible.
Time and Seasons of Silence
Everything has its time and season. Even silence has its time and season. I had to learn to practice silence. I always loved talking. However, silence time is good because it gives one the ability to listen and reflect. Learning the gift of silence comes with lots of practice.
Silence is powerful because it gives one an opportunity to listen to what others have to say, discern their needs and concerns, and have the ability to converse or give feedback.
Silence is also timely – if one can wait without responding so quickly. If one can wait, just maybe words of wisdom can be spoken instead of harmful and vain words.
I feel as though I have come to the point in my life where I am embracing the old adage “with age comes wisdom.” Thinking before speaking and pondering on my words and thoughts before responding or acting on any situation has become a priority for me. In doing this, I am finding freedom … freedom from situations, strife, and especially drama!
I am now taking comfort in not having to always be right or always having to have the last word. Or even for my side of the story to be correct or be told at all. At the end of the day when all is said and done, I can sit back and feel accomplished, satisfied that I (even though I was the more knowledgeable or the more experienced, etc.) remained silent and allowed whomever to have the last say. Then, in turn, I can analyze and even possibly see some area of the situation and / or conversation to benefit me in some sort of way.
Do not get me wrong – I still have a voice and in any situation, I will speak up for myself, especially my child, or my husband. But it’s on a whole different level than before. And the peace within is growing more and more.