SUP | Chapter 15: Practicing Listening Prayer


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We've all read the latest books about plans, productivity and getting stuff done. They're good books. If you do what they say they will likely set you on a course to growing your life, business and reaching your goals. But, they may not get you the life you're looking for.

I mentioned in the last chapter of my Start-Up Story that after my interview with John Eldredge that he gave me a few moments to ask him a couple more questions. I only asked him one: "John, what wisdom or advice would you give to 35 yr old John when starting this business." On the last episode of my Start-Up Story, I shared piece of wisdom number one. This week, I want to share piece of wisdom number two with you.


Most of us plan our lives or businesses by doing all the hard work and then asking God to bless it. There isn't anything wrong with this approach. But, if you think about it, we're only getting the lesser half of what is possible. What if we ran our decisions through God first and asked him what He desired of us? That could change everything.

John's second piece of advice to me was simple:

"Begin practicing listening prayer. It will change the way you grow this business."

Something like this is hard for me. I'm a mover, shaker and innovator. I want things to happen my way. But that's definitely not the best way.

This won't be easy, but I want to begin building this into my life. One of the books that I want to read in the next month or two is John's book, Walking With God. It's a book on learning to hear the voice of God and having him guide your life rather than the other way around. I believe it will do wonders for my life and business. You may want to check it out.

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