I’ll admit I’m not so savvy about the options of phones out there…especially when it comes to comparing features and all. But one thing I do know about my phone is that the speaker phone setting leaves a lot to be desired.
So, when my husband is calling from an out-of-town job and the kids are talking all over each other with tumbling thoughts and zero-context subjects, adding the speaker phone feature to the mix is downright stressful. I’m going between speaker phone (to let them have their say and hear Daddy’s voice) and the standard mic settings so I can “translate” what’s being said.
In the midst of the annoyance…and missing him while he’s away…we’re all just so desperate to hear his voice, to share our hearts. Yet this speaker issue gets in the way. The VERY THING that should be a tool connecting us in our time apart is making the whole situation more frustrating and more isolating.
It makes me wonder what other “speaker phones” I have lying around that keep me from hearing an even more important Voice. What so-called “tools” are out there in my daily life that rather than enhance my walk with God, actually hinder it?
After all, if my relationship with God (as with any genuine relationship) is based in regular communication, then a hindrance to that communication is actually a hindrance to the QUALITY of the relationship, right?
Is the Bible devotional I’m doing out of a sense of obligation getting in the way? Am I doing it to check things off a list rather than sit and have a “real” conversation with my Daddy?
Am I just so busy doing the things He has called me to that I can’t sit still long enough to hear Him?
Are there thoughts and subjects tumbling over themselves in my mind…worries and concerns and cares of this world invading the time that I just want to spend enjoying Him?
What keeps me from hearing His voice clearly?
What keeps you from hearing?