When Words Won’t Work

imageI stare at a blank space sometimes, searching for words and trying to even build a sentence becomes the most challenging task.
I am a woman of words!
So many…. So if my words escape me, I am at a loss. I need to speak, need to share and I need to release some words to adequately describe my current place.

But I have to take that necessary pause, process and think… What do I want to say, how will I say it or is it even necessary?


Maybe saying NOTHING is best!

I know that no matter how I feel or think, this expression is still not going to yield anything good FOR ME first that is, so there comes the pause again.

Let me take this advice best,
“Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.”
Proverbs 17:28 NKJV

Ah, there is a concept!
Now there is the application!

“A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.”
Proverbs 29:11 NKJV

It is hard to hold them back. I want to share so much. I want to talk. I want to express. I want to get what I am feeling, thinking and experiencing? But sometimes that is harder to do. I stop and have that internal contemplation. What is it going to gain? What is it worth? What about when it doesn’t even MATTER?!?

That is when I must take that step right to God, so thankful that the Holy Spirit is within me at that time to guide me when to say most or when to say much, much less than what I want to.

“For the Holy Spirit will teach [to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction; guidance] you at that time what NEEDS to be said.”
Luke 12:12 NLT

There it goes. Concrete. Written. Stone. Boom.

We fall in the trap of succumbing to what we want to say rather that be strengthened to exercise what we need to say. Because the want in us, isn’t always going to benefit. But the better need of what is right will always be a more lasting edification.

So if your torn with words…. Wait! Say less. Say few. So that you won’t get caught in by unnecessary words rattling at that moment. These next few days I will reflect. Because I NEED to be the most influential at this point in my life. I need to be impactful. I need to be different.

When words won’t work… HOLD THEM BACK! Trust God to allow the Spirit to lead you on what you ought to say at the perfect place and time. This way my feet can stay planted in Him. That works every single time. 🙂

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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