Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish. Proverbs 18:13
A couple months ago I saw a Christian movie that was entitled 'The Seven Deadly Words' and basically it centered around a church unwilling to change or adapt with a new pastor. Now I am not talking about compromising morality or changing the Bible, but not willing to accept new ideas or programs. The seven deadly words were "that's the way we've always done it" or something similar.
If a person becomes rigid and unwilling to talk about a new idea then they won't go very far. This could even apply to families where one spouse is unwilling to listen to an idea and make compromise. Compromise sometimes helps save relationships. It can also help save organizations. The key word behind all this would be 'love'. Demonstrate love in whatever you are deciding. Do not always think it is your way or the highway. We see this demonstrated in our government and it shows arrogance to the utmost especially in a government that is supposed to be for 'we the people'.
What about you? Are you willing to listen to the facts and others opinions before moving forward? The most important thing is to keep Christ in the center and pray for wisdom before any major decision.
PRAYER: Let my words be few and well thought out. Help me Lord not domineer and try to get my own way. Help me be a kind and willing listener. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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