The Art of Silence

“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.” James 1:26

I want you to understand that it is good to talk BUT it is a disaster to talk too much.  When you are in the midst of people, you must know that you are not the only one talking. For when you begin to talk and talk, without leaving any chances for others to talk, then you are in a big problem.

People with you may take it that you are just trying to dominate the conversation when you talk too much. There are those who will even say this openly to you so that they can let you know their feelings toward you.

Another back setback about talking too much is that you can end up saying what you are not supposed to say. This will just pop out of your mouth and if what you said is about someone in your group, then you create chances for enemy in your life.

One other point is by talking too much, you can begin to fabricate lies upon lies in order to boost your egos. When people are listening to you, there is every means that you will find their attentiveness too inviting and to make them listen the more, you begin to lie, telling them things that are not true.  By this, you ended up sinning.

Too much of talking is not good especially for a Christian. You are the embodiment of Christ and you must show this in your attitude. There is no place in the bible that says Jesus Christ is a talkative. During His life on earth, He listened to people, paid attention to their words and waited until they have finished before He answered them.

You must avoid any temptation when in conversation with other people. Listen to them the more. Make it your duty to listen and listen about 70% of your time and make the 30% worthwhile when talking. Do not be happy to fabricate lies because it is not going to get you anywhere.

Flee from being a talkative. There is no way the Holy Spirit of God will use you when you don’t know how to keep your mouth shut.  Master the art of silence as if it is your last lesson on earth. By doing this, you are progressing in your Christian life and you are glorifying the name of the Lord.



Published by Ehiyeh-sh’Ehiyeh

“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭

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