I’m teaching myself to be quiet and listen instead of being quick to answer back. Many situations God is trying to show/teach me something but because I think I know something I miss it by talking/reacting over it. Not everything requires my response. I wanna learn my lesson now…rather than later. Time wasted.
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
I do not know more than God…and sometimes end up putting my foot in my mouth because I felt I needed to give my opinion, explain myself, defend my situation or in reality give an excuse. And this scripture says to me that I think I do know more than God sometimes when I don’t just take the message given to me.
2 Chronicles 7:14if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Many times God will use other people to relay his message and when we don’t agree with it or feel like ‘Oh no, that is not me!’ we go defending ourselves and yapping at the mouth…when really, the best action at that time is to be still and listen. Don’t focus on the person saying it….focus on what God is saying. When we are in a right relationship with God, He will give you the ability to discern and know when it is him talking. Many times for me….I need to wait til later and reflect back on what I heard and process it. Go to God and ask him was there something in that conversation that you needed me to hear?
Believe me, many times I’ve had to do that. Many times I’ve been told something that didn’t sit right with me, and my 1st reaction was to talk back. And most likely then my reaction would be angry. So I am now learning to be slow to react to things…
Keep me in your prayers that I stay close to God, keep my actions, reactions and responses in line with how God wants them to be.
❤ you all!