In continuation of the message he started the previous Thursday, Pastor Taiwo at the June 28 online family Sunday service reiterated that life is defined by habit and listening is one vital a habit that should not be taken for granted.

He noted that it births faith brings relief to a disturbed heart gives the confidence to face the world and helps one to relate better with his or her environment.

“Your life depends on listening because it helps you relate better with everyone around you and even God,” he said.

Speaking from John 8:47 (AMPC), he said that it takes listening to belong to God. According to him, listening is a habit that can be acquired and believers need to keep acquiring it as they grow.

“Listening is a skill you must acquire and keep on practicing. If you stop building on your listening habit, you will miss it in life. Always be ready to hear well. When you can hear God clearly, you won’t have issues listening to men,” he noted.

Pastor Taiwo further cited Mark 4:11-12, Romans 1:27, and Hebrew 5:11 to say that preconceive mindsets and itching ears are some of the reasons people don’t listen well.

Lifestyle of Listening

According to him, some people become dull of hearing because of their preconceived mindsets which becloud
their listening ears while some other people don’t listen and comprehend because of their itching ears, wanting to hear only what they want to hear and attacking what doesn’t align with their itching ears.

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He then urged every believer to make listening to a vital part of their lifestyle because it makes life meaningful to them as it happened to Mary in Luke 10:40-42.

In Pastor’s words, “Hearing is not comprehension. Listening is what brings comprehension. You can’t know the best way to serve God, your spouse, and others if you don’t listen. Listening brings meaning to what you hear and do in life.”