Are you a talker or a listener? Are you trying to get your point across on someone else’s circumstances?
We are so anxious sometimes to tell someone something, that we start talking and the other person haven’t finished saying what it is they have to say. They are trying to get their point across, but we keep butting in, trying to get our point across. Sometimes, we want to answer before they can finish the question.
These type of conversations can sometimes turn into one-sided conversations, or forgetting the importance of what truly needs to be said — missing the point.
Some of us want to be the ‘winner’ in a conversation. We’re trying to let the other person know, we knew what they were going to say by speaking it first, while the other person is trying to tell it. It’s not even a race, and sometimes what we spoke is not the same thing the other person was trying to say. Also, most of us want to be right, and be on the smart end of the stick. But by doing so, you shame yourself.
We are to be quick to listen to what one has to say, then be slow to speak. If you just stop talking and listen, you will find some things have opened your eyes to yourself in some of these conversations.
Proverbs 18:13 (KJV) – he that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
James 1:19 (KJV) – wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.