I often get accused of being quiet. I will not deny it as much of why that is so is the advice, which I think is wise, that you see everywhere. Silence is golden. The fool chatters but the wise man listens. It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think your a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. On and on it goes but I must say that silence is only valuable if it has meaning to it. I like silence but metaphorically it has been kind of depressing this week.
Ministry – I went from sickness to getting through New Year to the silence of after New Year. I missed the candlelight service on Christmas Eve so it has been a quiet time of ministry where I feel like even God is being quiet and I had to rely on others without a lot of feedback. In some ways it was good in that I learned there are people out there that can handle things but the silence of waiting and being powerless was not a good one for my spirit in some senses.
Celebration – All the parties and family gatherings are over, am I the only one that feels the let down?
Spiritual Disciplines – Lots of prayer to God, lots of silence from God. Silence is the hardest thing to master as a spiritual discipline even when you like it like myself.
Leadership – This is a different kind of frustrating. No school board emails and phone calls. None. Also, I don’t know if I have even been accepted to school yet and registration is in a few days. I feel bunched up like a racing horse with no race. I hate not having a project to work on when it comes to leadership. I also hate being on the sideline which is a particular hatred I developed (and the only hatred I developed, well besides Quarterbacks) from standing on the sidelines when I played football. I like to influence things for the better and well not this year for sure politically and personally there is the deafening silence of uncertainty.
Blessed silence but not comfortable silence. Silence is never comfortable.
Blessings and Cheers!!!