Purpose Ignites Purpose
Truth In Listening
"You are not listening to me!" A friend constantly says to me whenever we are talking on the phone. Because I am quiet she feels as though I am not listening. It is these quiet moments when I am listening the most. Over the years I've learned to listen because that is when I hear with clarity.
I will admit I am a multi-tasker. I can do more than one thing at once. Whenever she demands that I tell her what she has said, I can repeat it almost verbatim. Then she quiets down and says, "Oh yes you were really listening." More than she will ever know.
Truth is in listening; not questioning. When you ask a question, the person is prepared to provide you with the answer they want you to hear. But, when you listen they provide you with information that they never intended to give you. That is where the truth lies. It is then that you are able to move past the person and begin to understand them, their situation and help to provide clarity to them.
I have learned to listen with my heart. When I listen with my heart I am able to hear those things that go unsaid. Oftentimes you have to pull it out in order to begin to provide words of encouragement and empowerment. People want to hold on to things and not share. It is the sharing that enables others to help you and enables you to move past those things that keep you from experiencing God in His fullness.
In many instances, they never uttered their true feelings, but I knew. In knowing I was able to help them move past the thing keeping them in bondage as I directed them to seek God for a higher understanding.
God connects you to other people in order to get you to be the person He created you to be. He has equipped these people to pull out of you what has been buried inside of you. In essence, God has impregnated each one of us with a purpose to fulfill our potential and mandate here on earth. Unfortunately, without someone to assist many may never realize their full potential.
This is my gifting-a spiritual midwife who coaches others in birthing into the person God envisioned as they fulfill their purpose. My purpose is to ignite the purpose in you. I perceive you are pregnant with purpose.
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Jacqui A. Showers., The Showers Group Ministries