Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Listening is one of those communication skills that I always thought cake naturally. How could I not listen if I have ears? Well I was wrong because listening turned out to be something that I had to train myself to do.
Most of the time I will be in my head already thinking of a response to what the person is saying so how could I be listening. It wasn’t until I got married did I realize that I must be intentional when it comes to listening.
Not only did I lack this skill with those I loved but also with God. It was always hard to hear him guiding me because my feeling would come in and overrule. In this season I choose to be intentional on listening to Gods instruction.
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:”
James 1:19 KJV
This is something that I know will take work but will be worth it in the end. Today is one of those days I succeeded at listening to God and following his spirit. I woke up feeling like I should call a sister in Christ. I thought I was calling to tell her about my dream but God had other things in mind.
I debated calling her because I was gonna call my other other sister in Christ. After casting down my feelings and getting on the phone we talked for hours and she explained that this call was ordained by God and just what she needed.
Little did I know she was in need and that I could potentially be helping her not fall back in sin but God did. That’s when I realized how crucial it was to be listening out for Gods instruction during this walk because this life isn’t always about me but there are souls at stake.