Listening Vs. Hearing
- Do you speak to prove your point ?
- Do you need to get the last word in arguments?
- Do you tune others out during conversations?
- Do you find yourself agreeing to things you are not sure of?
There is a difference between listening and hearing. When we LISTEN we are able to respond but do not store the information in our brain. Basically, you LISTEN in one ear, and it goes out the other. When we HEAR, we are focused on what is being said and can respond with complete understanding. Today, allow yourself to HEAR those around you. Be conscious of what people are saying and how they are feeling.
Th challenge for today is to reflect. At the end of the day, reflect on your day. Think about your high’s and low’s for the day. What made you smile or laugh? Did something happen that made you feel good inside? If you can not think of anything good, at least.. HEY! at least you are alive and breathing and know there is purpose in life! Than, think about your low’s or pitfalls of the day. What brought negativity into your world? Brainstorm on this for a moment.
Focus on the good of your day, and your day will end good.
Be Quick to Listen;Slow to speak and Slow to become angry – James 1:19