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I’M NOT PERFECT AND IT’S OKAY ~ Thirteen Steps To A Happier Self ~ Chapter 3 ~ July 27, 2011 by Dolores Ayotte

CHAPTER THREE ~ Listen Up Some More!

Well, friend or foe…what’s it going to be?

For fear of sounding like a broken record, I will try not to sound too repetitive. It’s just that some things need to be said more than once in order to realize their full importance. I realize that I am using the word “listen” in both this chapter and the last one to stress what I want to say.  To me there is a subtle difference between hearing and actually listening. We can hear all kinds of words, music, sounds, noise, and so in our everyday lives. Our ears pick up sound waves all day long. In my opinion, listening is a totally different thing than hearing. It is more about the process of deciphering what has been heard and really listening for the message and what it may mean to you. For example, the sound of music can be very enjoyable, but choosing to listen to and interpret the lyrics can bring even greater joy. I think it is possible to hear all kinds of sounds without delving deeper to find out more. Listening is more of a desire to understand some of the sounds or voices that we hear in order to get a better appreciation for what is being said or heard…

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  1. Rita Garcia said,

    You are so right. Choosing to listen, to pay attention, connects us in a much deeper way. Not only do I want hear His voice, but I want to listen and surrender to Him! Blessings!


    • Hi Rita,
      Thank you for visiting A Woman’s Voice and ffor leaving such an inspirational comment. Yes indeed….choosing to listen, to pay attention is to actually obey God’s voice. In doing so, it does connect us to Him in a much deeper way. The “still, small voice” is what we are actually listening for so that we can better discern God’s will for us. I want to listen and surrender to Him just like you. Bright blessings to you and yours Rita!


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