Pearl 4: Focus
Pearl 6: Staying Close

Pearl 5: Names

TOPIC: Purpose and Listening

"This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen,
a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus,
Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism" - Acts 6:5.

To discover purpose, you must be a good listener, listening to your heart and what others say. That starts by paying attention to other people's names when you meet them. That starts by wanting to know their name, and then making an effort to pronounce and use it correctly. How good are you at remembering names? What can you do to be more effective? Give some thought to the role names can play in your PurposeQuest and then make a commitment to start listening to others more effectively by starting with their name.

Lord, my mind gets busy and preoccupied and that means I miss purpose clues and signals that are coming my way. Help me to deal with my mind's turmoil, and help me discipline myself to be a better listener, and especially to pay better attention to others. That starts with acknowleding and remembering their names.


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