I don’t know about you but I usually reflect on my day and almost always conclude that I could have talked less. This is now even more so as I carry the word honesty in my heart. I have decided to try harder with being honest with myself first, and eventually with the people in my circle. One of the most challenging scriptures for me is in proverbs and it says in the multitude of words sin is not absent, ouch.
Sometimes I wonder why we feel the need to say something at all cost? Is it our need for acceptance, validation or control?
Is it the fear that we will become irrelevant? If there are people I admire, its those silent strong type, they don’t say much but when they speak it sounds profound 😊 I don’t mean the silent plotters or those who are quiet to hide their true intentions.
There is definitely a time for us to speak, to express our thoughts, especially if it makes the situation better for others. My issue is talking more than necessary. Talking to cause harm to another by our words. The fact that we have an opinion doesn’t mandate us to always give them. Hmm Lord help me to learn the strength being silent when necessary.
Thankfully I am still a work in progress that I know too well. This is me thinking out loud and hopefully you have your own one thing to work on this week.
For your consideration