It happened again today. I jumped in and talked over my friend on the phone. I interrupted her while she was talking! Ugh. I was excited, impatient, wanted to agree, encourage, and interject.
I heard myself. I heard the jabber of it. I heard the lack of smallness. I heard the noise.
A great conversationalist not only listens and responds in love, but she lives in the still, small pauses that rest in the understood syncopation of the back and forth.
I desire to live small in my conversations, not only in what I say but when I don’t need to say anything at all. When I need to stop. And, breathe. When I need to pause, think, ponder, and pray. Before. I utter. Another. Word.
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit. 1 Peter 3:8
Challenge: During a conversation today, pause and count to 5 before answering. During that time if they look at you weird just smile and utter one of these above mini prayers. See what will roll off your tongue next! Let me know what happens as you live small in your conversations!