3:146 – Choose To Say Nothing
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I like to talk and share my opinion. The hardest thing can be to day nothing. I was in a situation where many people were sharing ideas that I disagreed with and was less than factual. I could have corrected them, I could have pulled out facts but that would have started an argument.
When we speak or don’t speak we need to think what the consequences of those actions would be. It’s easier to speak up especially if you think you are right. It takes composure and patience to say nothing. Most times, just scrolling past the comment or not sat anything is the best choice.
How do you choose when to hold your tongue?
- Exodus 14:14 – “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
- Proverbs 17:28 – Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
- Proverbs 13:3 – Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
We want to speak out minds, it’s part of human nature. We need to decide if we speak, what will the impact be. Are we a fool or are we wise? Often our words, even if they are right, may fall on deaf ears. Then we’ve possibly tarnished our relationship by trying to be right.
God will fight for us. Most of the time we just need to be silent and stay out if his way. He wants us to succeed.
This isn’t saying to not speak or to not share God’s words. It’s to be careful with what we say and how we say it.
Today, I left the conversation with my relationships in tact. It didn’t matter rif I won or not. In some cases, and it was in this case, being silent was a winner. Thank you Lord for the strength to say nothing.
Can you walk away from an argument? Can you choose not to say anything even if you know the other person is wrong? Remember, it’s all about balance. Speak when needed and don’t when it’s not. It will take practice.
Lord Jesus, help us to be silent. We want to prove we are right to be right. Let us know when it’s time to fight and when it’s time to be silent. We need your help and guidance in this and all things. In your name, Amen.