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As a teenager in the 60’s music was my life. The Bee Gees song ‘WORDS’ was rather special to me because it summed up the power and beauty of the effect of what we say and how we say it, especially with the goal of winning someone’s heart. All my life I was a chatterbox, even to the point of being a ‘nervous talker’ i.e. someone who felt the responsibility to keep conversation flowing even if the content was rubbish! I think we’ve all been in a situation at some point where we were stuck with a person who had nothing to say? Very uncomfortable – at least in my experience.
A couple of years ago I asked the Lord to help me to not waste my words, to keep my mouth shut unless I was saying something significant in Him. I didn’t realize what I was asking. I only wanted the prophet in me to be more careful. Since then, my natural and preferred ‘state of being’ has been mostly quiet – uncharacteristically quiet. Even to write this article is extremely difficult. Nothing in me wants or needs to talk and I feel I have nothing to say. This is strange because I’m the leader of an international network and people are expecting me to SPEAK! However, my anointing abides and I believe I’m improving in the art of drawing upon it at the right time and circumstance. This helps with precision, which is very important. Jesus said He only said what He heard the Father saying. I had mostly concentrated on only DOING what I saw the Father doing. See John 5:19 and John 14:24.
So – I believe He removed my personal (and soulish) need to keep talking. As I look around the marketplace it seems everyone is talking on their cellphones, or texting. It’s hard to spot a person who isn’t. This bothers me, especially when I see young mums not engaging and caring for their small children because they’re too busy talking on the phone! It seems the whole world is one big social media chat room. It’s no secret now that we are being listened to and spied upon, and the day will come when many will be incriminated via their careless conversations – especially Christians. The traps are being laid carefully, but lest I rave on too much! God Himself is listening and observing our time and energy spent in unprofitable verbal activity. I’m not suggesting we all dumb down, but ought we to consider the following?
This should give us cause for reflection I think?
With respect – WOMEN can talk! Most of us would agree with this, but how is the quality of what we are saying? And are our words building the recipients of them? In the words of the Bee Gees song – ‘It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away.’ God gave His Word (written) and sent His Word in the Person of His Son Jesus Christ to take hold of our hearts. I wonder what would happen if we all fasted from social media and closed our mouths for even a week? We could trade talking to the whole world for listening to God, who may just reveal something of Himself or His plan to us? Our prayer life would improve and we would experience real communion with Him and be enriched through it. I do believe this issue is something on the heart of God right now – it’s not just my opinion. I have forsaken opinion lately – my thoughts are not God’s thoughts, as He said.
Personally I’m grateful for my special season. The one called ‘apart from Me ye can do nothing!’ I am drained, but that’s a good thing because I’ll be refilled and re-fueled. I am spent, having sowed the words of the Lord far and wide, and He will not leave Himself with nothing to say through me when He is ready. Meanwhile, I don’t want to do anything carelessly because it may accidentally influence people to distraction.
I’ve revealed myself in this article intentionally at God’s instruction because I feel there are women out there who are in the same place. Take heart – we are being reconstructed for the move which is to come. In our silence – His voice speaks, because we are listening.
True leadership flows out of ‘being’, not just ‘doing’. ‘Being’ develops inward strength at our spiritual ‘core’. I trust these words are from our beautiful Lord – I had nothing to say!
Much love to you all.
Apostle Dr Lynne Hamilton
WAA Founder and International Leader