1 John 4:5-6
They are of the world, therefore what they say is of the world, and the world listens to them.
We are of God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and he who is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Who listens to you?
What we say attracts a particular crowd and builds a tribe around us. We are drawn to those that listen to us. We are drawn to those that speak our truth.
The songs you listen to, the channels you have on, the books you read, the people you hang around, the accounts you follow, the accounts that follow you, the people that call you, the people you call, the people that chat you up, the people you chat up, the broadcasts you get, the broadcasts you send. All these and more, form a mosaic of the tribe you’re in.
In the times of adversity, when we feel the need to boost our confidence, we fill our feed with spirituality.
In the times of plenty, when we feel the need to exert our confidence, we fill our feed with banality.
Pay attention to the environment you feed with your words and presence.
Who listens to you? Who do you listen to?