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When God silences you there are some things that seem to take place..You begin to evaluate the relationships that you have poured into, re-evaluate the things that are taking over your time and even discover that there is a lot of pruning that needs to be done within your life.
****This post is not intended as medical advice. If you are suffering from depression please seek out a professional who can help****
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalms 46:10
This is excatly where I have been the past few months. Silenced. Unable to really express what was really going on in my mind, my heart or even my life and yet I was OK. When I sat to write to you all, the words were not there, when I strived to speak to those whom I had been friends with there was nothing I could truly express. I felt the need to simply pray, obey and watch. In those months of silence, I put to rest friendships I just knew would be there till the end of time, the dynamic of our home changes, a personal business of mine changed and my husband and I began our own business together. Still, I could not form the words to even start to explain what was going on. For one who dislikes change, this was hard, it was a struggle but so I am learning it was needed.
God Silences Us When He Needs Our Attention.
So many times we get so caught up into our day to day lives that we “claim” to live a fully surrendered life and yet we refuse to stop and listen to the direction that He needs is to go on. This is easy to do in today’s world because we are all so busy with our day to day happenings. It doesn’t mean that we don’t or didn’t strive to honor God but it does mean that we aren’t always willing to to listen to God’s direction because it causes us to possibly step out of our comfort zone.
If you are going through a silenced season here are some things to remember:
- Pay attention to the things going on around you: You will begin to see and notice all sorts of things. These are things that God wants you to make note of. This is how you begin to see the things that need to be changed in your life, where your focus needs to shift and what it is that you possibly need to give up.
- Remain open: It is so hard to see your life changing before your eyes and not be able to 100 percent process it. However, God is there and He will reveal to you everything you need to know at the times that you need to know them. Remaining closed keeps you from the blessings that He has for you.
- Stay plugged into God’s Word and your prayer time: During a time of silence, you can begin to feel alone. Allow God to comfort you through His Word and with daily conversations with you. This is a great time to draw closer to God.
- Remember that this is just a season: This moment of silence is just a season. Just like with all other seasons it does have an end but you must be patient.
There is a sense of relief when your silenced season is over. You will find peace again and you will discover that things are so much better having gone through that silenced period. As for me, God placed me with new Christ-filled friends, new serving roles within our local Church, my marriage is stronger and for the first time in a long time, I am living with peace and joy.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
****Due to this new season I am in I may not be able to post as much as I used to but I WILL be getting back into a routine, Lord willing that is.
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