Some say silence is golden, well if they’re right, this world is definitely suffering from a major gold shortage. Everyone is talking. Places where people used to show respect through silence like church, library, and the movie theater. Have now become fair game for the disrupting influence of ongoing conversations.
Whether we believe it or not, there is power in remaining silent. Power that few people realize because they are so busy talking! All we have to do is remain silent during an animated conversation with our friends, and soon they will all turn to you for your opinion. After all, anyone who hasn’t said anything yet must have really valuable thoughts after thinking so hard, right?
Well, with wisdom and maturity come the ability to know when to remain silent. Why? Silence often carries with it an authority that’s far more important than the words that we could speak. And believe it or not, there are times when our silence speaks so much louder than any words that we could ever say.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to keep silence, and a time to speak. ” Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b