Are you hearing or are you listening? There is a difference. Less talk and more listening leads to more effective communication. Yadda, yadda, yadda is often what we hear but if we actually listened, we'd be better suited to respond. Distractions from our own thoughts is probably the biggest deterrent to listening.
- How well do you listen to God's voice?
- Is your agenda more important than His?
Is the world louder than His whispers to you?