How many of us are actively listening to people, to GOD? Or are we soooo busy with our own agendas and our electronic devices that we have forgotten the fine art of LISTENING?? Many things can happen in the silence of us listening, we can hear God’s will for us, we can hear people’s ideas, concerns and needs…we can be thoughtful while we are actively giving attention to someone else.
Attention is life-giving and listening to someone IS giving them your undivided attention, that means no cell phone, no iphone, no ipad, no computer —just you paying attention to them and listening to HEAR what they are really saying.
Lots of times we “listen” and we don’t “hear”—we automatically think we know what the other person is saying so we tune them out before they even get to finish speaking. In sales a good listener does very well, in life a good listener also does very well. People thrive from your attention and everyone wants to be “heard”.
Take quiet time to listen to GOD, to listen for His direction and timing for us—so many times we try to push things in our timing when if we just waited for God’s timing the path would have been so much smoother.
Take a moment and listen to someone today, put everything aside and really listen. You will be glad you did.