What I Want To Learn In 2018 - Part II
BE SLOW TO SPEAK
God has given me a bible verse to focus on in 2018: James 1:19 - james the brother of Jesus says:
19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters:
You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
What does it look like to be slow to speak?
When someone is talking – you let them finish.
When someone is talking – you listen to what they are saying instead of thinking about what you will say next. When someone is talking – and then pauses, you repeat back what they said, and then comment if needed.
It may mean, waiting to send the email response – or even deleting it! (Did you listen to our show on 12/8/17?) https://www.iwork4him.com/podcast/2017/12/before-you-hit-send
When we are slow to speak – we protect ourselves from ourselves. As it says in Proverbs 17:28 (NLT)
28 Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
When we are slow to speak – it saves us from having to insert a foot in our mouths and can prevent pain.
I want this life, so I will keep practicing James 1:19!
About the Author, Jim Brangenberg
Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.