They say I’m different, But they don’t UNDERSTAND…Why You Wanna Trip On Me?
One of the best ways for a man to love
his wife is to understand her. Peter explains that it is imperative for
a husband to “dwell with [his wife] with understanding” (1 Peter 3:7).
principle works both ways. Husbands want to be understood as well.
Actually, we all do. Everyone, married or not, longs to be understood
by others at the deepest possible level. We’re born with that need, and
we never seem to outgrow it.
It’s feeble avoidance to say we
can’t understand one another. We can and we must. It takes time—time
spent in one another’s presence asking questions, listening intently,
then asking again. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. No one, of
course, can fully plumb the mystery of another person’s heart, but we
can learn something new every day. The wise man of Proverbs called
understanding “a wellspring of life” (16:22), a deep source of wisdom
to all who seek it.
Again, I say, understanding takes time—one of
the most precious gifts we can give to others. How we choose to spend
our time is the surest indicator of how much we care for those we love.
Ask the Lord today to give you the grace to take the time to understand the important people in your life. — David H. Roper
To those whose lives we touch in life,
To whom our love we would impart,
The greatest gift that we can give
May be an understanding heart. —Branon
Listening is an open door to understanding.