When do you just listen?
Listening is one of the most powerful things we humans can do. It is so powerful to listen to others. It's easier on us to speak than it is to listen but that's why were issued two of what we need to use most and one of what we need to use less. We could cut our words in half and never miss the ones we don't speak. they do not add value to our lives having said them, nor to the listener.
Application: THE ART OF LISTENING
1. Do not listen to reply. The gift of language is awesome. But, it's one that we choose to present to ourselves way more than we give to others the gift of our silence. Listen to hear, really hear what's being said. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.'
2. Cut your words in half. Humans, being social animals, are programmed to use communication as a vital tool to survive and thrive. Science and research tells us that people spend 60% of their conversations talking about themselves, 80% when chatting on social media. The reason, researchers found, was that it just feels good. Proverbs 10: 19 tells us plainly, when words are many sin is present. Sin is not ended by multiplying words, sin is ended by restricting them. So, it's best to shhhh. Just shhh.
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