When I do talks and share our life journey in different settings, most of the time I tell the audience to guard what they hear. The ears are the gateway to faith. I go a step further to demonstrate this. There is something fascinating about the ears. Let's do this, if you don't mind; if I ask you to close your eyes, you can do it straight away. You don't need to use your hands to open and close your eyes. You just do it. It is very easy and no efforts at all. If I ask you to even hold your breath for a while, you can still do it. Now here comes the million dollar instruction; close your ears. Do not use your hands or anything, just close your ears the way your closed your eyes. Come on, do your best!
You realize that it is not possible to close your ears. Even when we are asleep, our ears are still functioning for us. So, what is my point! Since our ears are always in the receiving mode (24-7), we need to guard what we hear. If you hear a lot of fear filled words or news, you will develop a faith for fear.
There is car a workshop that I go to service one of our cars. Back in the year 2012, there was a mechanic who used to take care of my car. Sometimes he will come and talk to me and suddenly, he will share some crazy negative news. Totally out of the blue, he will ask whether I heard the news about this or that person who jumped out of a building etc. After about two months, I went back to the workshop and I looked for him and the other staff told me that he had an accident and passed away. You see, that man was feeding his mind by hearing a lot of bad news.
Guard your ears against TV news. Bad news sales so do not fall a victim to that. In my previous article I wrote about having positive expectations. You cannot have positive expectations if you keep on hearing bad news. It will affect you.
I mentioned that even when we sleep our ears are in the receiving mode. Very frequently, my wife and I, play something positive, like audio Bible, while we sleep. Why not? I fill my spirit man while my physical body is sleeping.
I hope you got the message. Make a commitment this year, 2019, to guard what you hear. Actually, I learned this from the Bible where is says, "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God". This is a powerful life principle. Be blessed.
Hi guys, Faiket Luari here. I am originally from a small beautiful country called Albania. For more than 20 years have been living in Asia, mostly in Malaysia. I am a trainer, coach, entertainer & investor.