Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's Unusually Quiet Around Here

It feels weird to "blog out loud" right now because I've been forced to be very quiet this weekend. Not by choice, mind you, but as a result of a sore throat and coughing for a week. I have laryngitis.

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.
Job 6:24


Adventures In Babywearing said...

A great teachable moment you're seeing in this time! I can't imagine if I had just you & Lori together in a room... that would be a lot of talking! : )


Glass Half Full said...

I've learned this lesson from time to time too!

Hey, Steph, I hear ya!