Because of our limited knowledge and sight, we call some years wastage when they are developing years. During the silent years, it may seem that God is far away from us because He may be quiet at that time. Remember that the examiner is quiet during examinations.
We shall use some cases in the Bible to illustrate what we are saying.
Those years in slavery and imprisonment were silent years for him. These years were the period he learnt how to handle people and resources. This was the period that God trained him through exposures and other areas to be able to handle the work ahead of him that he did not know about. If you had seen it as wasted years, rethink because silent years are developing years.
As we look at these four personalities, we can see that those silent years were developing years.
Are you passing through some silent years and you are calling them wasted years? In the economy of God, He would and will never use a vessel that is not well-trained. May be you do not know His method of training. His ways are not our ways. Cheer up and give yourself fully to His training during your developing years and you will never be disappointed.
These four examples, came out of the silent years with a bang. If you patiently allow God, you are coming out with a bang also