Listen to It – Part 3


I meant to post this a long time ago back when I did the first two in this series. I let time get away from me a little. Just a little. Well this post is about just shutting the heck up and listening. The previous ones were about music but this one is just about listening in general. I feel extravagant today…lets get started.

This is a pretty straight forward concept. Stop talking so much and listen. There are a lot of people out there, and even I get this way from time to time, that just talk way too much and end up letting their mouth get them into trouble. There is a time to talk but we need to understand that the more we talk the more out tongue will betray us.

James 3:8 but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

There it is folks. Your tongue is a deadly poison that can’t be tamed. Let’s face it; our tongue will get us in trouble time and time again. There really is not a whole lot we can do to stop it but we can continue to work to contain it. The age old saying, ‘think before you speak’, holds true today. If we can train ourselves to stop and think about what were about to say before we say it, the problems that the tongue causes can be decreased.

Its not just a problem of saying hurtful or wrong things but also ignoring our fellow men and women. You talk too much and you could miss out on something important that someone is trying to tell you. Someone could be crying for help and you missed it cause you were too busy talking. We need to stop ourselves be more of listeners than talkers. And don’t just listen, really hear and understand what is being said. Heck, God maybe telling something very important and you could miss it. I for one don’t want to miss anything He may need me to hear.

So how about we pack away our quick trigger and listen. Be quick to listen and slow to talk.


Adam Groff

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