Good morning people who hear the heart of what people are saying
Hear the words people say, but listen to the heart.
Sometimes I have said something, and been misunderstood. Many times I have heard something, and misunderstood the person speaking (and all the married people said, “Yup!”)
I don’t want to complicate the simple thought I feel God wants to get our attention on today. So here it is again: Hear the words people say, but listen to the heart.
What does it take to truly hear what is in people’s hearts?
A shift of focus from talking to listening.
A shift of focus from making statements to asking questions.
A shift of focus from self to the other person.
A shift of focus from winning an argument to honouring the relationship.
A shift of focus from criticising to encouraging.
What other shifts can you think of today?
Is there a conversation you have had recently or have coming up shortly that God is highlighting the need for better listening in order to understand and honour?