The talent you never knew you had

I’m guessing that a lot of you have a talent you never knew you had:

Listening.

Many people are burdened. Maybe that’s why Paul encouraged the Galatians to “Carry each other’s burdens…” (Galatians 6:2) People had them then. People have them now.

Listening is just that. Listening. Not talking. Not solving. Not judging. Not fixing.

Just listening.

Have you ever verbally discharged your burdens to someone you trust? Felt good, didn’t it? That’s because troubles carry an invisible weight. And when they’re verbalized, they shed a few pounds.

You can help.

I’m guessing you have a talent you never knew you had: Listening.

By Matthew Ruttan

–“Up!” is published 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) and returns on October 28.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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