The older I get, the more I realize I need to listen more and talk less. In my younger days, I was quick to give answers. But now, when someone is seeking direction, I find it is often better to tell my story of how I may have faced something similar, offer a scripture, and then let the Lord speak to them. We must remember, our words often carry greater weight than we realize. So let’s be prayerful and think before we talk. “Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” (James 1:19)
Listen more and talk less
About the Author: Larry Kreider
Larry has spent the past four decades training leaders to make disciples with the small group concept. Larry serves as the international director of DOVE International, a worldwide network of over 1,100 churches in 25 nations. Larry has written more than 40 books and travels extensively teaching and imparting practical discipleship to leaders globally. Read about Larry or catch up on Larry’s blog.