When you listen more than you talk, you will see what you need to see.
– Dr. Henry Cloud
I knew early on in my in my walk with Jesus a gift I would be bringing into the kingdom – the gift of gab. Seriously, I love communication of all sorts, but chatting with people is a particular favourite. Planes, trains and automobiles are great places for me since they often present opportunities to share with absolute strangers who I am, and also to learn who they are.
But just as important as the gift of gab is the gift of listening. I remember connecting with a highly ranked officer of the Army on a very turbulent airplane experience, and because I listened to a problem he had with a contractor, the firm I worked for had an opportunity to do business with him.
Dr. Cloud’s quote, though, is speaking to me today. I need to discern a path forward. Perhaps the gift of gab needs to take a backseat for the time being.