GOD can’t talk to you unless you eliminate the distractions.
A lot of times we miss hearing GOD because our minds are crowded with other thoughts. Our minds are filled with concerns of daily living, worries, plans, goals, ambitions, bills, all these different kinds of things. When our mind is full and always thinking, we never give GOD a chance in silence to talk to us, HE can’t get through.
Many of you are going to do what I do on Mother's Day. You are going to pick up the phone and dial your mom to say, “Happy Mother’s Day” and after you’ve dialed her number you will get that annoying message, “Sorry, but all the circuits are busy.” Everybody else in America will also be calling their mother.
Many times GOD has wanted to talk to you and HE’s got a busy signal. You’ve got to make time. When you’re too busy – and there are many things that are good but they distract you – you’re too busy to listen to GOD.
Luke 8.7 (NIV), “Other seed fell among thorns which grew up with it and choked the plants.”
Luke 8.14 (NIV), “The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches, and pleasures, and they don’t mature.”
The soil with weeds, this third kind of soil that the farmer is throwing seed on, it represents a preoccupied mind. We’re distracted. The seed sprouts and grows but it’s choked by weeds before it can bear fruit.
Why is it that so many people live unproductive lives? I talk to people in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s who say, “I don’t know what I’m suppose to be doing with my life.”
That tells me one thing: You’re not spending enough time with GOD. GOD has no intention for you blowing and wasting your life.
GOD is not playing games with you. HE has a plan and purpose for every life but you’re not going to get it watching soap operas or listening to the radio. You’ve got to get time with GOD.
We get distracted and we allow everything and anything to push GOD out of our lives.
Just a thought from the front porch…