I have jumped to conclusions many times because I did not hear something out completely. Even if I do not agree with someone, I have been learning to still hear that person out.
Proverbs 1:5 says 5 A wise man will hear and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.
Ecclesiastes 5 in summary says when you come in the presence of God keep your ears open and your mouth shut.
When I used to pray, I would talk about my problems and what I wanted God to do in my life. But my prayers were not being answered because I was doing all the talking.
It is just like having a conversation with someone. You cannot fully have a conversation with someone if one person is doing all the talking.
Every morning now, I sit and listen to hear what God is saying before saying anything. If I do say something I sit and listen to hear what God has to say. If I do not get the answer right then, I thank God for the answer. Each time my prayers were answered. God would reveal things to me when I am listening to hear His voice. God would warn me or remind me of things when I became silent.
Hear and things will become clear.
Prayer: God I thank you your ears are open to me when I pray because I am righteous by trusting you and the sacrifice of your Son Jesus. God I be still and know. I was because I hear and increase in learning. I repent of talking too much and not listening. I choose to hear so I can get clarity. I thank you for the answer. In Jesus name! Amen.