Monday, July 23, 2012

Competing for Your Attention

So many people are vying for your attention. I am asking for it as you read this; your teachers, parents, spouse, children, boss, and friends want your undivided attention. Companies pay big money to get you to notice their product through their advertising on TV, billboards, magazines, and yes, even Facebook.

We have to decide what we are going to give our time and attention to for each 24 hour day. God also wants you to give Him time and attention. In I Samuel 3 God called to Samuel by name, and the response from this 12 year old priest in training was, “Speak, because your servant is listening.”

I hope that is your response when the Lord calls. However, too often our response is something like, “Not now God, my show is on.” “Hang on God, I just got a text.” “Wait God, the World Series is starting.” “Not now God, it’s late and I am going to bed.”

God wants your attention but He isn’t going to compete with your iPod for it. He wants you to choose to be responsive to Him. Put away the distractions and, and like Samuel, tell the Lord you are all ears.

What is He trying to tell you?

“And the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, ‘Samuel, Samuel.’ Then Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for thy servant heareth.’”
1 Samuel 3:10

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