Habakkuk 2:3 says” For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it lingers, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
There are moments in your lives as well as mine when Jesus tells us something and we must keep our mouths shut. And it can be the hardest thing for us because we want to share it with others but what I have found out and that is the reason we must keep our mouths shut when He tells us something is because He already know that some people just aren’t going to accept it.
Not to say that they never will but at that moment you’re telling them before time they will think you have lost your last marble, go back in the bible look at how God told Moses certain things look at how He told Jeremiah and Ezekiel that they had to be still and wait for the appointed time. It’s wasn’t as if God has this big huge secret that He wanted to keep away from the people, God was preparing the people’s hearts and developing you and I for the word He spoke.
Good example was the mother of Jesus, Mary was pregnant and the angel of the Lord told her to go and visit her sister Elizabeth, now why would God tell Mary to visit Elizabeth but the moment Elizabeth saw her the baby leaped inside of her and Elizabeth” said she was a woman among women who are blessed” and yet Elizabeth knew what Mary will face as well.
Maybe today God has spoken to you about something and in your spirit, you can feel that tugging of your heart telling you not to say a word to anybody, I want you to listen to that small voice because it’s Jesus reminding you to be SHHHHHHHHHHHH. in due time God has an appointed time just like He did with Esther and Ruth and so many others in the bible.
GOD has one with you, but on the flip side if you happen to tell before the appointed time not only did you disobey God but you will miss out on the blessing. We all enjoy telling good things especially when God has something for us to do we want everyone to know about and be happy for us, but there are times when God says be still and say nothing, “can you do that today?”