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You Do Not Have the Right to Remain Silent

Last week I was sitting in the salon waiting for my stylist to finish up her previous client. She had called prior and told me she was running at little late and for me to push back my start time 30 minutes.  Of course, I didn’t mind because she was fitting me in.  She began my hair and a few minutes later, two young ladies entered the room.  One of the young ladies began to share how she was feeling overwhelmed with school and just “life” as she put it.  As  she spoke, I could recount several times where I felt exactly as she did.  I began to journal as a way to silently express how I was feeling. Boy if paper could talk. There are some things we should take to our graves. On the other  hand, there are times in life that you go through something so that you can help someone else.

Instead of complaining about all the things that weren’t going as I planned. I found other ways to relax and relieve my stress.  At the moment, I decided that I would not remain silent but share how God led me through all of those times maybe just for a time as this. Normally, I would be embarrassed to share such intimate and embarrassing moments but at this moment, it just felt right.  I felt safe and didn’t care that there were others present who could witness my store.  I even felt a bit of relief knowing that I could potentially save another young woman who looked just like me from making some of the very same mistakes. Your story may be the key to turn someone else’s mess into a message.

Philippians 1:12 states, “Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.” Therefore, you do not have the right to remain silent. Share your testimony with others.

*Post title inspired by Pastor Jermaine Nichols, Greater Works, Fort Mill SC.

2 thoughts on “You Do Not Have the Right to Remain Silent

  1. Friend, its funny that you are reflecting on this very subject, because today as I sat in the salon getting my nails done we had this very conversation about how God places people in certain situations to help save you. I don’t know the wonderful young lady that i had the pleasure of sitting next to today, but she told a story of how she meet a young women that revealed to her that she was going to commit suicide that VERY NIGHT. She was able to speak with her, pray for her and listen to her. That next Monday night that same lady came back into her line and told her how she had saved her life! It was an eye opening experience for me, because you often take for granted what type of influence you can make in someones life. You DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. You are important and you do matter!

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