Act of Listening
Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process. Listening is the key to all effective communications. Without the ability to Listen effectively, messages are easily misunderstood.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.
– Roy T. Bennett
A successful marriage is a marriage between two great listeners.
God is not a God of confusion, He created things based on their importance. It was not an error that He gave us two ears and one mouth.
Our ears are for hearing (listening), and our mouth for talking. God expects us to listen more than we speak.
James 1 vs 19 “My beloved brethren let every man / woman be Swift(quick) in hearing and slow to speak. There is dignity in listening.
When you lack the ability to hear more than you speak, you end up speaking in anger and most times you speak negative things.
Little wonder Proverb 18vs 21 says ” Death and life are in the power of tongue (mouth). Most of us are the reason behind our husband/wife/children struggling because at every little provocation you sow a seed of death into his/her life/business through you tongue.
“Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.”
Listen more and talk less. Any word not spoken cannot be used against you, but a spoken word cannot be retrieve.
Your wisdom is measure by the degree of word you speak, so also your foolishness.
Never use your mouth to pull down your home, rather build it with your mouth.