Gosh, I know. It’s been quiet around here lately because, really . . . I just feel like God has been telling me to be still and be quiet.
In this loud world of social media, being still and quiet isn’t always valued. In fact, I once thought those who remained quiet were boring. Lacked pizazz. Bumps on a log. Clearly, I lacked wisdom and didn’t understand much about people.
But maybe God calls us to be quiet because He wants us to think. Spend time with Him. Pray. Focus on our family. Rest.
As I scroll through my own social media feeds, I read opinions about Bruce/Caitlyn. Josh Duggar. The current president. Whoever will be the next president. And is the dress white and gold or blue and black?
Social media has allowed us to air our thoughts to the masses at the click of a button. But sometimes I have to wonder if we should.
Maybe God wants more of our hearts so He can teach us to be like His Son and less of our opinions that aren’t always formed from the best of places.
Instead of telling the world what we think, maybe we need to hear what God thinks – and He might want it to be a private conversation.
Not everything needs to be shared.
And yes, sometimes we do need to speak-up – that, too, is between God and you. This is not a judgment against those weighing-in on hot topics because maybe they feel called to be the voice right now. There’s nothing wrong with healthy discussion because that’s how we learn and grow.
But as for me, I feel called to be quiet. Rest. Read my Bible. Laugh with my kids who are growing up so fast it makes me physically ill. There are only eight summers left before my oldest leaves the nest. Seriously.
Thanks for understanding, friends. It will be spotty around here until August. As John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”
I’m not making other plans this summer because if I do, I’ll miss out on this,
But here’s something fun . . . I am being interviewed tonight at 9 p.m. EST on the Women’s Bible Cafe Facebook page. Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have is the tradebook selection for this month and I’m super honored. I would love to see you there! Click here to join.
Thanks for these authentic words of truth. …spoke to my heart and it’s exactly where I feel The Lord has me as well.
I love this encouragement to choose quietness, especially this summer. I found myself removing Instagram from one of my devices and checking my email less over the past couple of weeks for the very reasons you shared. Feels good to slow down:) Hope you enjoy your family this summer!
Did you notice I defriended you on FB a few weeks ago? :) I have chosen to do this exact thing. I removed FB from my phone so I have to get on my pc to check it, and I deleted all but like 25 people. (And of course not our Sunshine Girls group) I am enjoying the quiet, but I know I can dig into it deeper and really enjoy it more if I relaxed a smidge more. Kudos natalie!
Ive been Going through the same stage of transition. GOD WANTS US to be quite, calm deep inside for us to hear his voice. Our everyday surrounding can really affect how we hear his voice. so is always important to practice to be silent, meditate eveysingle day
So very true, Rodney! Thank you! <3
Oh my goodness! This is exactly what I am going through! Same exact transition. I am a realtor and marketing along with social media, well it is something you must do in this business. However lately all I see is greed and bragging! I have been praying and reading bible verses and it is as if the Lord is telling me to be still and be quiet , back away from social media. It scares me a little because I must market myself and stay in the loop. With all of that being said, I am going to do exactly what he is telling me to do…, be quiet and be still. Keep the faith! Thank you, I needed to this! I thought I was alone.