We live in a time where it’s really, really easy to shout your opinion to the world. Social media makes it scary simple at times. With the click of a button, we can share an article that may or may not be true and influence hundreds of people. Not to mention we’re always wanting to present the best version of ourselves online. I don’t think we’ve realized how dangerous it is to always feel the need to be amazing.
Part of the reason I haven’t written on this blog in a few months is simply because I didn’t really have anything to say. In this season of my life, I’ve been writing a lot but all in journals or otherwise unseen places. It’s honestly so freeing and soul-healing to be unseen.
In life, I believe we’re always supposed to be learning and listening. It never stops. However, I believe there are some seasons where the Lord will specifically have you share publicly with other people what He’s teaching you and other seasons where He needs to do a deep, soul work in you—privately.
Don’t allow yourself to speak too much before you’ve listened plenty. For God to use you in big ways, He has to do a big work inside of you. And I don’t know about you, but He’s got a lot of work to do in me still. I could probably shut up a lot more than I do.
No one ever wrecked their life because they paused to listen the Holy Spirit. But I’ve known plenty of people (including myself) who have rushed into some pretty bad decisions after the words “God told me…”.
Don’t rush the season you’re in by clawing your way to more influence, a certain job title, or the desire to be “Instagram famous.” God never rushes; He is patient, and His timing is always perfect.