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Silence please! How to locate the birth place for greatness


Yemi Davids

Yemi Davids

Solitude is the nurse of wisdom – Ron Holland

Welcome to this new week. May God’s uncommon favour rest on you and all the work of your hands.
Noise kills genius.

Every great act starts with an idea and ideas are generated through thoughts. If you want to enhance the quality of your thoughts, you must have a vibrant thought life; if you want to have a vibrant thought life, you must learn to lead a quiet life. Your thoughts are the engines for great ideas. Many great inventions were birthed in quietness and solitude.

We live in an era of social hype and connections and if care is not taken, some people will drown their creativity and ingenuity in the sea of business activities. You were created as an original and you have something to deliver to the world; don’t kill your genius with distractions.


Silence, stillness and solitude are tools used by God to birth wisdom. There are moments when I am alone and at such times of peace, I receive instructions. A lot of the instructions I have received from God have come, when I am alone and away from distractions. In the Bible, the first man to be created (Adam) spent time with God in the cool of the day (when activities are winding down). God values quiet.

Isaiah 30:15 says, “… in quietness and confidence shall be your strength…” One of the best ways to build your mental capacity is to create your moments of solitude. Have moments of solitude, when you step back from your daily activities and stay quiet – brooding, thinking, and evaluating yourself. Moments like these encourage the birth of greatness. Enriching ideas will begin to flow. Some people have such moments at set times during the day. Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates and cofounder – Bill and Melinda Gates foundation) said this about silence: “I try to take time in silence every day… normally early in the morning before the rest of the house wakes up… I often will do a journal and then sit in silence or prayer.”

When you cultivate the habit of silence, you pave the way for ideas and strategies to flow from the throne of God towards you. Suddenly, you will know the next step to take; where to go; what not to do, etc. Learn to be quiet and do your business and you will see that the quality of your ministry, career and business will be enhanced.

Even Jesus had moments, when He separated Himself and went to stay on a hill or mountain just to get away from the multitude. Multitude here may represent the many things that clamour for your attention daily. I am not advocating that you run away from them; only find moments when you can shut out the “multitude” and commit quality time to thinking and praying. As you do so, you will discover that you will begin to generate the ideas you need to move your life to the next level. Such thoughts will drive a new energy in you and propel you forward. I pray that as you find your moments of solitude, God will open up to you ideas that will move your life forward. When those ideas do come, be sure to get up and act fast! This year will make positive contributions in your destiny in Jesus name. Amen.

I would love to hear from you; @yemidavids, or visit www, or The Goodland, Ifako Bus Stop along Ogudu-Oworo Expressway, Lagos. @Globalimpactng. See you next week!

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