It’s been a funny week. I’ve had to think hard about how my listening experiment has been incorporated into my week. So here’s what I have discovered.
I have been listening (or not listening) a lot to my own ‘inner speak’ and I must say it’s amazing what goes on with that. It still amazes me how many negative messages a person can come up with in their own head even before they have brushed their teeth in the morning!
I have also been reading a book called “You Were Born for This” by Bruce Wilkinson. His book is basically about listening to God and acting on God’s request to pass a message on to someone who may desperately need to know there is a God. It’s a wonderful read and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be one of God’s messengers. He says that God is always looking for messengers to pass on important information to people. You don’t have to be a specialist person to do this. Anyone can do it. All they need is a willingness to hear God’s message that need’s passing along.
Sometimes we can hear things that other people have said to us and either misinterpret what they have said or not really hear them at all. That happened this week with my son, who got into a fight with an old friend. The friend thought my son had called him something not nice and my son said he hadn’t. So based on that miscommunication they had a fight resulting in my son being hurt. It made me realise just how important listening is and that one simple case of not listening properly can cause a huge conflict.
So that’s it for now. Who knows what next week will bring?!