I love to talk. There is no denying that. I’m that person who breaks the awkward silence in the room and strike up conversation with strangers. I love to make people feel more at ease by talking to them. While this is sometimes a good thing, I am learning that there are times in which I just need to be quiet.
Be quiet when my advice, as good as it may be, is not wanted.
Be quiet when I am tempted to prove how much knowledge I have and be a ‘know it all.’
Be quiet when anger is stirring within me and my harsh words will only add fuel to the fire.
Be quiet when I am tempted to prove my point by out-talking the other person, so I can win the argument.
Be quiet when I am in God’s presence and give Him a chance to speak to me.
Yes, I am finding great value in knowing when to be quiet. How about you? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you. By the way, I am having problems uploading my YouTube videos. I will post it once the problem gets resolved.
Proverbs 10:19 Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
Proverbs 17:28 Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
James 1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.