We were on pins and needles. The company that I worked for was for sale and although we had heard that there were a number of organizations interested in buying it, we didn’t know which ones they were. Because we were not “in the know,” it meant that there was a great deal of speculation, wreaking havoc on our nerves. And, to top it off, it was a lengthy process, and as time went on, the amount of speculating increased. One moment, you would hear that it was “Company X,” then the next it was “Company Y” and so it went, over and over again. Given the financial implications of the sale/purchase, the information was confidential, so those who had intimate knowledge of the situation were unable to share it. The announcement was eventually made by the powers that be, which put an end to the situation.
As my career progressed, I often found myself in situations on the other side, where I was one privy to information that I could not share. It was only then that I could appreciate what is asked of those “in the know.”
There are times to listen and times to speak. I know that you are with me, Lord, as I discern the difference between the two. Amen. — DR