Give me an ear and I will give you a voice.- Kahlil Gibran
How often have we found ourselves talking and explaining things only to find out that the person we’re talking to isn’t really listening but trying to figure out what to say in reply?
How many times have we found ourselves doing our very best to win an argument to prove our point only to find out that even after we win, our opponent would merely cling stubbornly to his own point of view?
Why not reserve your explanations for someone who really wants to understand?
Why not reserve your efforts for someone who really wants to listen?
We cannot change someone who doesn’t want to change or make people believe in something they don’t want to believe in.
But we can be ready instruments to those who are ready to discover the truth. We can await God’s timing, and then we can speak where others may start walking in the light.
One who corrects a mocker invites insult.
One who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.
Don’t reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you.
Reprove a wise person, and he will love you.
-Proverbs 9, WEBBE