I am leading worship in less than a week for our church's retreat; thankfully during yesterday's rehearsal I had just enough voice to get through a long day of singing, but after that, I was toast. It's completely gone today.
I think it's interesting what has happened to me as a result of not being able to talk. First of all, I realized that I talk alot. SHOCKER, I know. Secondly, it has forced me to listen more. Because I am a person that does a great deal of talking, I am sure I don't listen nearly enough. Good lesson learned. And then, of course, my children didn't really have to listen to me over the past day or two because they couldn't hear what I was saying at all. That was pretty frustrating.
However, the thing that I am learning the most in my "silence" is that God has spoken a great deal to me in the past day or two about several things I apparently needed to hear.
And that is why I believe God has allowed this "talking fast" at this time. He has His reasons for everything. And I'm actually thankful to not be speaking much. I needed to open my ears and listen.
"Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.