My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
James 1:19-20 NIV
We seem to live life at 100 miles an hour these days. We get up in the morning, rush to get ready and out the house, then rush from one place to another, from one task to another, until we reach the end of the day and finally lay down to sleep.
Maybe it’s because we rush around so much, that it feels like we no longer want to stop and listen to what others say, but instead we’re quick to pass judgement on others without knowing the facts.
It’s time to slow down. It’s time to make time for others.
It’s time to listen to what others want to say – you may be the only person they feel they can confide in.
It’s time to listen to what God wants to say to you – He’s been trying to talk to you but you’ve been too busy to listen.
It’s time to speak words of comfort and encourage to others – they may be just the words someone needs to hear to make feel their life is worth living.
It’s time to keep our temper, and not get angry or annoyed with others, just because they don’t say or do what you expect or want.
Be patience, be understanding, be who and what God desires.