Good leaders communicate well. Great leaders know how to listen.
“The Lord gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason,” I’ve often heard it said. Choose wisely.
Yes, wisdom guides us when we should speak and when we should listen. We should try to listen twice as much as we speak and when we speak we must speak words that give life. Words that give life build up rather than tear down. Words of life don’t destroy their target but rather help that individual grow.
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
Luke 6:45 NIV
My prayer for you and me today is that we would listen well to those speaking to us. I pray that we would listen deeply, with the Holy Spirit as our ultimate guide, to help us exercise supernatural discernment, because often people’s words serve as a mirror of what’s really going on inside their heart. Help us help the hurting in a way that glorifies the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
I pray that the Lord showers you with His blessings in the upcoming week. May we learn to listen exceedingly well.
The Devotional Guy™