2020

Two Ears One Mouth

Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. James 1:19

I remember when I first came to recovery my sponsor said to me ‘take the cotton wool out of your ears and put it in your mouth.”

The best advice I ever received. None of us ended up here, in recovery because we wanted to. None of us got up one day and said, “it’s a nice day, the sun is shining I think I will go into recovery.” We ended up in recovery because God knew it is where we need to be.

My advice to everyone reading this today is to listen to those who have been here longer than you. They know more because they have traveled the road longer and have more experience.

  • How did you arrive in recovery?
  • Are you willing to learn from others?

LISTENING HELPS YOU MATURE
These are the wise sayings of Solomon, David’s son, Israel’s king– Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it’s going; A manual for living, for learning what’s right and just and fair; To teach the inexperienced the ropes and give our young people a grasp on reality. Proverbs 1:1-4

THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
Watch your words and hold your tongue; you’ll save yourself a lot of grief. Proverbs 21:23

STOP FOLLOWING THE CROWD
I insist–and God backs me up on this–that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed, mindless crowd. They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost touch not only with God but with reality itself. Ephesians 4:17-18

Prayer: Lord open my ears and my mind. Teach me to listen to and advice and apply it?