The Grind To Hear
Updated: May 30
For some of us, loud comes with the package. It is a personality that screams ‘hello world, are you ready?’ It is the little kid in the middle of the room breakdancing for his/her audience, void of an understanding of why and how, merely being who he or she, simply, is. It is the born to walk above the clouds and engage whoever would peer through their cover. For this one, there is a distinct grind to hear.
For the person described above, there is a degree of effort to hear someone, namely God, and his or her loved ones, that soars beyond the settled. Because that person is naturally burdened with ear plugs, discipline is paramount. Growth in the ability to hear and listen to another must captivate and train one who merely desires for you to hear him or her.
If we are to hear God, and genuinely hear others, we must learn to quiet ourselves. We must know without a shadow of a doubt that our own reflection must go outside of the rim of our own mirror. It must go to The Word. It beckons intimacy, it gathers and ushers in a drastic need for connection, and it commands a new focus. Ask my God, ask my wife, ask my children, it is a grind for me to hear, and I must keep grinding. Jesus perfect your strength in my weakness.
“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;”
James 1:19 NKJV