Five Minute Friday Silence

Ecclesiastes 3:7

a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

I am not always good at keeping silent. Silence can sometimes feel awkward and I want to fill that awkwardness with words, even if the words aren’t necessary. Silence can sometimes make me feel nervous. “Should I say something? Is anyone else going to say something?” But when I embrace the awkwardness of silence, I sometimes learn things that I would not have known if I had been quick to fill the silence . It may mean giving my daughter time and space to talk, without injecting my two cents worth right away. If I do this, I may learn more about her heart and her hopes and dreams. It may mean listening even when I really want to speak to show others I truly value what they are saying and want to share. Sometimes, even awkward silences are good. Living life addicted to noise can leave me feeling empty. I need to take the time to enjoy the beauty of silence.

 

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4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday Silence

  1. Gayl says:

    “But when I embrace the awkwardness of silence, I sometimes learn things that I would not have known if I had been quick to fill the silence.” Oh, yes! Sometimes it is so hard to keep silent, isn’t it? But we do learn so much when we take the time to be quiet.

    Blessings to you!

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  2. Mary (tqhousecat) says:

    The awkwardness of silence..I can so relate, for I, too, so often think my words can make right a situation, when in fact the opposite happens. That is more awkward and damaging. At least in silence, there is nothing to take back. Love your transparent heart. Im #79.

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