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Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Today’s Proverb is one that I read recently and really made me think. I’m excited to share this with you!

Proverbs 14:15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps.

A wise woman doesn’t believe everything she hears.

The Bible tells us to take every though captive. When we hear something, we have a choice to think about it and decide whether it is true or not. There are three areas where I see Christian women struggle with this the most.

Gossip

It is really easy to want to believe something negative you hear about someone else.

One year when I was sending out Christmas cards, I sent one of the cards to the wrong address. That meant one of my friends didn’t get her card. When she was talking to another one of our friends about it, she said, “Maybe Ashley didn’t send it to me on purpose because she is mad at me.”

The friends she was talking to, however, said, “Ashley wouldn’t do that. It probably got lost in the mail.”

I found out about this conversation later, and I really appreciated that the second friend hadn’t believed what the first said. Instead, she chose to be positive.

Even if the gossip we hear is true, it usually doesn’t affect us. We should choose to ignore gossip and choose to believe positive things about others.

Smooth talkers

Smooth talkers will tell you what you want to hear, but you don’t have to listen to them.

I recently experienced a smooth talker who wanted my family business to advertise with his radio program. He spent the phone call talking about how wonderful my business is, and I can tell he was buttering me up.

The Bible tells us to consider or steps. We can’t make decisions based on the compliments of smooth talkers.

Instant Result Salespeople

Ever heard of a deal that seemed too good to be true? Even if there are pictures to prove it, you don’t have to believe everything you hear!

Instant results are almost nonexistent.

I’m always amazed with my husband because he truly is an honest salesperson. When someone comes in to purchase something, he will let them know the pros and cons of a product and then let’s them make their own decision about it. There’s no “too good to be true” gimmicks.

I’m not saying don’t buy anything. Just don’t be super quick to believe everything the salesperson says. The salesperson’s goal may be to only sell you something, and not necessarily to help you.

Taking thoughts captive

It’s so important to take our thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ. When you learn how to do this, it CHANGES your entire perspective on life. You become more confident, discerning, and aware of how your thoughts effect you.

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