Being closed minded can be a reason why you have never heard GOD speak to you. So what causes a closed mind?
One reason is pride. Pride causes us to have a closed mind.
Another reason is fear. Sometimes we’re just afraid of what GOD might say to us.
What if I pray or open my mind to GOD and GOD tells me to do something I don’t want to do? HE might tell me something hard. HE might tell me something unpopular. HE might tell me to do something that I don’t think I can do or don’t want to do. So I’m afraid.
If I let GOD speak to me, I might become a religious fanatic. Maybe GOD will make me some kind of a loony religious nut. So I'm afraid.
I’m afraid I’ll loose my freedom. I’m afraid I’ll lose my fun. I’m afraid I’ll loose my fulfillment in life. No thanks, GOD. So I close my mind. Some people close their mind to GOD because of fear.
Just a thought from the front porch…