You can learn a lot about and from others.
What they think…
How they feel…
Something they’ve learned…
maybe even what they worry about or struggle with…
when you listen more than you talk.
when you ask questions.
when you let them get a word in edgewise.
If your goal is to #LoveGodLoveOthers, the first step is to pray. Then shut up and LISTEN..
To God and to others.
Ask God to help you see people and circumstances from His perspective
instead of from your own limited and skewed point of view.
Ask God to help you pay attention to the people He brings into or allows in your day
instead of blowing through your moments, oblivious to everything
but your own thoughts
and to-do list.
Ask God to help you pause…and really listen
instead of thinking about what you’re going to say next.
Ask God to bless you with wisdom – and empathy – to understand
instead of trying to navigate and process conversations
on your own.
Memo to Me: Listen more than you talk.