I am not sure if it is an occupational hazard or is due to the fact that I spend a good bit of my days alone. Yet, the truth is – I talk too much.
This truth hit me like a ton of bricks last night when I was watching a local pick-up basketball game with some of my fellow Revolutionaries. As I sat and watched the game, I talked the entire time. I think I didn’t shut up for one single moment. I even made the comment to the person I was talking to that I talk too much, but I just kept on running my mouth.
Before you start to click on the comment section below and make a snarky comment, there is something I want to point out. As I think about my constant yammering, I am reminded of a verse that I spoke on last year during our church’s ‘FAITH WORKS‘ series. Here is what this verse says – “Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.” It is found in James 1:19. This verse is a powerful reminder that we all need to listen more and speak less.
If we would listen more and speak less, we would…
- Learn more about the needs of others.
- Hear more from God.
- Be taken more seriously when we do speak.
- Hear the other side of the argument better before we respond.
Do you struggle with this? Do you find yourself talking too much? If so, let’s make it our commitment – with God’s help – to listen more and speak less.