A key to successful relationships . . .

 Arguments  are designed to cause hurt, disrupt the family and lead to separation or divorce. Arguments lead to folks getting fired at work, family members not speaking for years and people losing their lives. The enemy has this thing running on its own now so that we are so self-centered that we think we have all the answers. We don’t take the time to listen to what others may have to say. The bible gives us guidelines as to how we should deal with others in conversation. He says in Philippians 2:3 that we should esteem others higher than ourselves. That is what Jesus did. That is why He went to the cross, because He cared more about you being put back in right relationship with God than He did His own life.  Well, if we esteem others higher than ourselves we will listen to what others have to say. We won’t but in and out shout. We will listen as that is what God would want us to do. James 1:19 says it well. It talks about how we should be quick to listen and slow to speak. Practice listening. You don’t always have to get your point across and you don’t have to always be correct and even if you are correct, everyone doesn’t have to know.  Faith comes by hearing. You have to listen to hear. God wants you to meditate on the Word, by saying it over and over until faith comes. Speak the Word so you can listen to the Word. In your relationships practice listening to the other person if  (s)he be a spouse, sibling, mother, father or coworker. Remember that you can only say what you know. If you listen, you may learn something you didn’t. Be blessed. Send us a comment or email us at sow-the-word@hotmail.com


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