When things go wrong, it is easy to point fingers at others, when the problem is really within. These four points are all connected to not knowing when to keep quiet.
1. You Talk Too Much
Do you know that your tongue can halt your destiny? If you talk too much, cannot control yourself and reveal every step you take, you are “like a city whose walls are broken down” (Proverbs 25:28).
A city without walls is “open sesame” for enemy attacks. That is, you have given free and unrestricted access to the adversary of our souls to enter your life and use as his stomping ground.
2. You Consistently Announce Your Plans Before They Manifest
Some operations you have to carry out quietly and without any fanfare. When Nehemiah got to Jerusalem, it was after he had stayed there for three days that he slipped out during the night with a few men (Nehemiah 2:11-12) to survey [examine] the land. He did not tell anyone what God had placed in his heart. They did not announce their arrival either.
3. You Share Your Dreams or Divine Revelations With Everyone
When God reveals something to you, don’t rush off seeking answers from everyone.
When God revealed Christ to Paul, Paul didn’t “confer with flesh and blood [did not consult or counsel with any frail human being or communicate with anyone]” (Galatians 1:16 AMP) or go to those who were apostles before him. Instead he retired into the deserts of Arabia, came back to Damascus and met with Peter in Jerusalem three years later.
4. You Reveal Too Much Information About Yourself to Everyone [Including Enemies]
Sometimes the enemy operates with the information you share. What about familiar spirits? Listen: “wizards..peep and..mutter” (Isaiah 8:19).
To peep means to see through a small opening. You share a little that becomes manipulated to misdirect your journey and halt your destiny. Don’t fall for the enemy’s tricks.
Discern spirits because some folks only connect with you to steal from you. There is a time to share and there is a time to keep quiet.
These are some points that can disrupt destinies. Which other point can you add to the list? I would love to hear from you. Please post your comment below.
Belinda Enoma is a Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Global Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology expertise. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, global conference host and mentor to women who desire to impact their generation. For bookings, click here