Learning: The Urge to Explain

I'm realizing that my need to explain myself most of the time doesn't stem from a lack of understanding on the other person's part. It stems from an insecurity in my own heart, a need to vindicate myself.

Whether that means I need to be doing something else other than what I'm doing, or that I need to be seeking my validation in God instead of the other person's approval, depends on the situation.