Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
~ Rita Mae Brown
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
~ Acts 20:24
There were so many times this past weekend when I could have opened my mouth… and did not. I “kept my own counsel” as my mother used to say. I thought twice and spoke only when I was sure it was absolutely the right thing to say.
I am not talking about general conversation. I am talking about times in a conversation when the speaker knew so much and was speaking out of their experience. In these few cases, my experience was different and I have known a different outcome. Or, opening my mouth would not have resulted in anyone’s edification. So I did not.
This is not an easy place for me. Being quiet when I thought I had something to share. But the Lord seems to be teaching me a whole new way. Waiting to be asked, waiting to be seen, waiting to be heard. Oh, I am not a shy person, but, I am used to being somewhat invisible in certain circles. I want to finish my course with joy. Perhaps with the sounds of the leaves rustling, the trade winds blowing, a single engine airplane humming through the beautiful day.
Today, wait for His bidding to share your amazing opinion/experience/wisdom, and for you amazing introverts, tell someone how you feel, what you think, how you know.
Come and Fill Our Hearts With Your Peace
Because of Him,