This excerpt was taken from today's reading in my daily Jesus Calling devotion, and could not have hit the nail more on the head for what I needed to hear.
Learn to listen to Me even while you are listening to other people. As they open their souls to your scrutiny, you are on holy ground. You need the help of My Spirit to respond appropriately. Ask Him to think through you, live through you, love through you. . .
When the Spirit empowers your listening and speaking, My streams of living water flow through you to other people. Be a channel of My Love, Joy, and Peace by listening to Me as you listen to others.
Wow. I need to enlarge this and tape this to my desk asap.