The Powerful Truth To Learn About Listening

November 10, 2020

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you lost out on something you could have gained by simply listening?ย 

Have you been “listening” to someone, yet working on your โ€˜to doโ€™ list in your head?

When my son Charlie was young and he wanted to tell me something important, he would start with, โ€œMom, I want to tell you something, but I don’t want you to say โ€˜Uh-huh,โ€™ ok!โ€

Charlie wanted to be heard: for me to stop and really listen to him.

I can relate โ€“ I love it when someone really listens to me instead of only waiting for me to take a breath so they can insert their own opinion.ย ย 

It certainly is hurtful to share a thought or concern and only get a “Uh-huh.” in response.ย ย 

Being able to not only listen to but to hear someone is a gift that takes lots of intentional practice.

My friend Amy Carroll ย learned that when she shares an unsolicited opinion, it can actually block Godโ€™s revelation. This week, Amy is going to give us four lessons on how to listen so that we can use our voice with a tender heart.

  1. ๐˜ผ๐™Ž๐™† ๐™Œ๐™๐™€๐™Ž๐™๐™„๐™Š๐™‰๐™Ž ๐™’๐™„๐™๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‹๐™๐™€๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‰๐˜พ๐™€๐™‹๐™๐™„๐™Š๐™‰๐™Ž
  2. ๐˜พ๐™๐™€๐˜ผ๐™๐™€ ๐™Ž๐™‹๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™€ ๐™๐™Š๐™ ๐™Ž๐™Š๐™ˆ๐™€๐™๐™ƒ๐™„๐™‰๐™‚ ๐™‰๐™€๐™’
  3. ๐™๐™Š๐˜พ๐™๐™Ž ๐™”๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™๐™‚๐™ƒ๐™๐™Ž
  4. ๐˜ฝ๐™€ ๐™‚๐™๐˜ผ๐™๐™€๐™๐™๐™‡

Each one of these four lessons gave me such great insight into my own listening habits. Sometimes I donโ€™t ask questions because I believe I know what they will say.ย 

Share your thoughts:

I would love to hear which of the 4 lessons that Amy shared resonsated with you the most?

Please leave a note in the comment section below.ย  Your story or comment not only helps me, but others who need to know they are not alone with the same situation.

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Links mentioned in the episode:

Amy’s Website

Amy’s Facebook

Amy’s Instagram

The Grit’n’Grace Girls Podcast

Next Step Coaching Services

Blog Post:ย  How To Listen If You Don’t Want People To Talk

Amy and I on Facebook Live: Leaving Self Protected Silence Behind

Find more information about Our Guest

Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll is a speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries. Sheโ€™s the author of Breaking Up with Perfect and Exhale as well as the director and coach of Next Step Coaching Services.ย  As a woman who loves a great story and a challenging idea, co-hosting the Grit โ€˜nโ€™ Grace podcast has become one of her favorite things.ย 

Amy and her husband live in lovely Holly Springs, NC where you can find her on any given day texting her two adult sons, typing away at her computer, or trying to figure out one more alternative to cooking dinner.ย  Join Amy at where sheโ€™s developing tender hearts and strong voices, or find out more about her speaker coaching services at Next Step Coaching Services


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