Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Talking, Conversations, Listening

As I get older I think more about things that I never used to think about. Lately I've been thinking about how different people are. Have you ever met someone who always talks about themselves? You try to have a conversation with them and they always trn it around to something they think or do? Like today I was talking to a lady about this past weekends youth trip. I got out about two sentences and then she started telling me about the youth group at their church. She talked for over 30 minutes!

Don't get me wrong, I am a talker! Get me nervous and I just ramble, but I am learning to be a better listener. You never realize what people are really saying or what they mean until you hear what they don't say. I want to be someone that people can talk to. I want to be a shoulder that others can lean on. I want my friends to know that if they talk to me about something confidential that it stays between us. I don't want to 'lead' the conversation because that isn't a true conversation.

Do you have conversations with the Lord? I love talking to him because he is my best friend! He is my confidant! He is not judgemental! But I want to learn to listen when he talks to me too...

Just thinking...

3 comments:

Carliea said...

I have had that experience lots of times. I am also a talker and it does take effort to be a better listener. Just wanting to has put you on the path of becoming. Good thought...

Valerie said...

I have been finding myself trying to listen to the Lord a lot too. I have needed to hear HIM so bad. Thank you for your sweet words and for loving my Granny. It meant the world to me. I don't have anymore quilts. We sold them as fast as Granny could make them. I love you and thank you for your prayers.

Christina said...

I am a talker too. I do listen well also. I have wondered about this. Yes I talk to God a lot. Sometimes I think I should listen more. Nice blog, great post.