Fresh Hope – 14th December 2019

Make sure you’re listening!… that’s something we’re all familiar with I’m sure.  Those ladies with husbands… you know they can hear you, but they’re not listening, those parents with children, you know they can hear you, but you also know they’re not listening. I’m sure you all know exactly what I mean. 

It’s also easy to get distracted.  When someone is talking to me, I always try to make a point to focus and listen to them and not get distracted.  I’m sure we’ve all encountered or been that person, who asks a question, but then doesn’t listen to the answer…and how about that person who you’re talking to, but they’re on their mobile device and don’t even look up at you.. don’t be that person!
But what about when God wants to speak to you and you’re so distracted that you don’t hear? Some of us can be so busy we miss out on those special moments in life, because we don’t hear what we are supposed to. 

Recently, I was on a train with my daughter, we were so busy chatting, that we didn’t hear the announcer say “the next station is…”.  Oh my word, we missed our stop and had to go to the next station. That was so inconvenient, as my husband was waiting to pick us up and had to drive to the next station!

How often do we miss God’s instructions for our lives, because we are simply not listening.. and then we end up in completely the wrong place because we didn’t hear?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to go to the wrong stop, to take a detour. I don’t want to be that person, who is so focused on stuff that doesn’t matter, that I miss the things that do. 
Tune your heart to the Holy Spirit today.  
Make sure you’re listening… and even in the busy-ness of this season, don’t miss out on His instructions. He has some great places to lead you to. 

Pastor Gillian

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