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What voice is in your ear these days.....

Apr 01, 2024

Have you ever stopped to ponder what you're really listening to? I'm not just talking about the catchy tunes playing on your playlist or the latest episode of your favorite podcast. I'm talking about the deeper layers of influence that shape your thoughts, beliefs, and perspective on life.


In Proverbs 10:17, it says, "Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life." This timeless wisdom reminds us of the importance of listening to those who offer guidance, wisdom, and fresh perspectives. Whether it's through music, podcasts, sermons, mentors, friends, or leaders, we all need voices speaking truth into our lives on a regular basis.


For me, this question sparks a journey of exploration and discovery. It's not just about filling the silence with background noise; it's about intentionally seeking out sources of inspiration, learning, and growth.


Music, for example, has a unique ability to stir our emotions, evoke memories, and even challenge our perspectives. Whether it's the soulful lyrics of a ballad, the energetic rhythm of a hip-hop track, or the haunting melody of a classical piece, music has the power to move us in profound ways. Personally, I find myself drawn to songs that resonate with my experiences and emotions, serving as a soundtrack to life's ups and downs.(Currently I've got a few on repeat. "Now I see" by The McClures, "These are the Days" by Lauren Daigle and "Praise opens Prison doors" by Cain)


Then there are podcasts, a treasure trove of knowledge, insights, and diverse voices. From thought-provoking interviews to deep dives into niche topics, podcasts offer a wealth of information and inspiration. Whether I'm learning about personal development, exploring new ideas, or simply enjoying a good laugh, podcasts enrich my mind and expand my horizons.


Of course, let's not forget the wisdom of sermons, mentors, friends, and leaders. These are the voices that challenge, encourage, and guide us on our journey. Whether it's a powerful message from the pulpit, a wise word from a trusted mentor, or a heart-to-heart conversation with a close friend, these interactions shape our understanding of the world and our place in it.


But it's not just about passive consumption; it's about actively engaging with what we hear. It's about reflecting on the insights gleaned from these sources, applying them to our lives, and sharing them with others. And yes, it can even lead to lively debates about music preferences or interpretations of sermons. After all, these conversations are about more than just passing the time; they're about deepening our understanding, connecting with others, and growing together.


So, what are you listening to? Take a moment to reflect on the voices that surround you and the impact they have on your life. And remember, whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life. So, let's keep listening, learning, and growing together on this journey.




Perfectly Imperfect,





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