"11 I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days 12 I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on. 13 By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal[a] Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire. 14 Then I moved on toward the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was not enough room for my mount to get through; 15 so I went up the valley by night, examining the wall. Finally, I turned back and reentered through the Valley Gate. 16 The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, because as yet I had said nothing to the Jews or the priests or nobles or officials or any others who would be doing the work." Nehemiah 2:11-16 (NIV) I was inspired by Nehemiah today in his self-restraint. God gave him a task, He didn't discuss the task with others, not even with those that were going to assist him. I think this maybe our greatest downfall - not knowing when to shut up.
Years ago, there was a rap song that had lyrics of "You talk too much You never shut up
I said you talk too much Homeboy you never shut up" (Run D.M.C). I use to love this song because it told people to shut up.
Simply put. Not every dream, vision, plan that God gives you needs to be discussed with others. Go and plan as Nehemiah did. He went and inspected the wall at night so others wouldn't know what was happening. There is a time and season for everything including when to release God's vision for you. Write your plans and visions. As Iyanla says "Do the Work". But, keep quiet about it.
Be A Blessing and Not Just Blessed