Listen to Discover Purpose

What if there truly is one thing that will enable you to impact others—to connect, heal, love, guide, celebrate, honor—like no other. What if that one thing is listening?

I linked to an insightful blogpost by Gavin Ortlund a few years ago. I’ve yet to find anything on the Internet like it so I’m eager to share it with you today.

Be sure to visit Gavin’s post: 20 Qualities of Good Listeners.

His 6th quality is a challenge for me.

Gavin writes:  “Good listeners don’t feel threatened by not controlling the conversation. They are comfortable with silence. They give the speaker unthreatened, unhurried space in which to operate while communicating.”

I’m praying God will enable me to restrain my natural enthusiasm for people and give them the gift of “unhurried space” to respond. I want to slow down and value the silence which gives us time to listen and reflect.

Join me in taking to heart his list of 20 Qualities of Good Listeners. Reflect, pray and practice the qualities that will help you give the gift of being heard.  Impact others lives—connect, heal, love, guide, celebrate and honor.  We are surrounded with people aching for these demonstrations of grace.

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Which of the 20 qualities do you want to see more of in your life?

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