September 16 Don’t Listen To Everything

“Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. All this have I proved by wisdom…” Eccl 7 v 21-23 [KJV] Our words are powerful weapons that we can use to get something. They are spiritual and can accomplish great spiritual works. This is why as believers we should be careful what we say and hear. Solomon in the above scripture cautions us to be careful on what we hear.

You do not have to hear everything that is said in this world. Solomon as a ruler of a great kingdom, faced situations that needed an exercise of wisdom! He continually had to deal with false accusations and most of these things were created by words. Wisdom had taught him that we do not need to hear everything that is said about us. If you are a person who wants to hear everything, you will hear your servant curse you one day. You also at one time have cursed or said bad things about others in private.

You must leave that balance to exist about things that are said in this world. Wisdom is to listen to things that are of importance. Wisdom dictates that we should avoid offence that comes from words. When you hear something that is not pleasing, it is wisdom not to put it to heart. In the same way, when you hear someone saying something that is not right about someone, you have no right to go and parrot it to them. You also have said things about others and how would you feel if they were taken to them. Words can build and destroy people. They are an instrument for expressing love, compassion but in the same vein they can be used to transmit hate and destruction. Be careful with the words that you say. When you are asked to relate something, do you add in things that were originally not part of what you were told? Do you try to impress people by putting in a few lies? Well, this can work out badly for you for words are permanent, with no chance of obliterating them. When you give ear to the wrong words, you will make premature decisions that will be detrimental to your joy. You will destroy relationships that are foundational in your life and are meant to help you towards attaining your goals. John 2 v 24-25 (NLT) says, “But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew what people were really like. No one needed to tell him about human nature.” Jesus did not want to receive the comments of the people; He did not even take to heart the things they said. He understood human nature. Use your words to build bridges. Words are truly powerful; it is wisdom to know what to say and what to hear. Don’t entertain words of discouragement. In is a seed of greatness and what you hear will either water it or uproot it. The choice is yours today; choose not to listen to everything you hear. If you have heard something already that was not meant for you, do not commit it to heart… Quest to fill yourself with the Word only because it will nourish you and strengthen you

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