Listen

As a trainer, it's easy to get frustrated with clients who don't listen to what you tell them to do yet wonder why they aren't getting results.

It sometimes feels like what I say goes in one ear and right out the other! The thing they don't seem to get is that I know and want what's best for them; I know what will get them results. I'm not just making suggestions-I'm telling them what works! They just aren't listening.

And this is how so many of us are with God. He wants the best for us, and He knows what is best for us, but we refuse to listen. It's all written out in His word, yet we choose to ignore it.

My pastor put it best during a sermon a few weeks ago: when it comes to listening to God, we often have "selective hearing." We only listen to the things we want to hear and ignore what we don't(this applies to my clients, too-ha!).
 
We think God's way is just too hard; it takes too much commitment and sacrifices we're not willing to make. So we do things our own way. Then we wonder why things aren't working out for us; we wonder why we're not satisfied! Well, it's because we aren't listening to His voice.

God gives us the guidance and direction that we need, we just choose not to follow His ways because we think that ours are better. They're not. It's simple, really. All we have to do is listen to His voice, then trust and obey.

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