Tuesday, April 23, 2013

more than listening...

April 22, 2013
Proverbs 22:17 Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise apply your heart to my knowledge

Choosing to listen is half the battle. We acknowledge that just maybe our way isn’t the best way. That’s hard for us because we think that what we want to happen in a given situation is the right thing, when sometimes its not. However, listening is only half the battle. The much more difficult part is actually applying what you hear to your life. Letting the words of wisdom effect your life is perhaps much harder. Sometimes it will require that we completely change direction. Sometimes those words of wisdom will require that we step out of our box of comfort. This is hard, and since it is difficult we sometimes just don’t do it. Maybe we need to make sure that we do more than just listen to words of wisdom, but that we listen with the intention of applying it to our lives. 

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