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A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

If I were to tell you that I talk a lot, would you be surprised? Cuz I do.  Talk a lot. I talk.  Not afraid to talk.  Sometimes I talk when I shouldn’t talk. But lately, I’ve been talking less and listening more.  Funny how things like that happen as you age. I was talking to my BS Girls recently…that’s Bible Study Girls for all you gutter minds. I said that as a teenager, we think we know it all.  You remember those days.  Maybe you are re-living them with your own teens.  And then you reach your 20’s and you realize that your parents really weren’t that stupid.  For me, hitting my 30’s and rapidly approaching my 40’s has opened my eyes to a whole new world.  The world that doesn’t revolve around me or what I say or what I do. I know, right? So, on this journey, I am trying to do more listening, more learning and more growing all the while limiting the action my vocal chords are getting. I don’t want to miss something because I didn’t shut up long enough. And all God’s people said…

5 thoughts on “A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action”

  1. I am guilty of this. I can talk and talk and talk and talk and well, you get it. I forget to listen. I know where this steams from, no one listens to me, no one want to hear my interests or concerns or values my opinion in my family. My parents could care less what I am passionate about, my kids I am the one who is supposed to listen to them so when I have adult audience I just want to share what is on my mind. I call it verbal diarrhea.
    I am working on shutting up and listening to the heart of others, and talking all I want to God. He always wants to hear my voice, no matter how long I talk.
    And all God’s people said…Amen.

  2. Not gonna lie…thought this was going to be a sex talk when I saw the title!! 🙂

    I totally feel ya, I need to do a LOT more listening rather than telling God how He’s going to handle my life. I’m sure He gets a kick out of me though! And listening to people really changes my heart and teaches me that they usually have more interesting things to say than I do.

  3. 1. I LOVE this song – it’s my ring tone.

    2. I have a little joke to share that goes along with this subject:

    When I was in my 20’s I really worried about what people thought of me. When I was in my 30’s I became more free and cared much less what people thought of me. When I got to be in my 40’s I realized that people were never thinking of me to begin with.

    LOL

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