I’m one of those people that is always quick to an answer a question. I’ve often assumed that my answers are the ones everyone will like…call it pride if you want. Over the years I’ve become slower and slower to answer a question that may be out there in the organization (or church.) I’ve learned that most of my learning comes from listening first. I’m continuing to learn that keeping my mouth shut for at least a little while, helps me articulate the right answer. And there is the added bonus of listening being a prerequisite of love.
How great is that quote? And as if that isn’t great enough, the Bible talks about this slow and fast things as well…
James 1:19 || “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;”