There are people in you life that you may call, text or even private message and you get no response. You reach out but you get rejected or ignored, until the day they need something from you. I believe that many of us have dealt with this in one way or another.
Now think about God must feel. How many times has He spoken to you or me and we have not listened? We place Him on hold because we are too busy doing our own thing. Then disaster strikes and we call out to Him expecting an immediate answer. Sounds a little hypocritical. What is sad is I know that there have been too many times I have not listened to His call on my life. Yes I go to church, I pray and I read my Bible, but have I truly listened to Him? I can say that over the last few years I have gotten better at listening to Him but my conversations are still too one-sided. I talk to Him but I do not always listen. Okay they do not sound like conversations, but can be compared to a monologue instead. I perform my script and He is my audience. Not a very productive relationship. So here I share one of my flaws with the world hoping in doing so that I can help one other person with my struggle. The next time you reach out to someone and they do not respond, think about how many times God reaches out us and we ignore Him. So if you call a friend and you get their voice mail, leave your message then hang up and get into a conversation with God. He is more than a good listener. He has many good things to say.
Father, forgive me for all the times that you have spoken to me and I have ignored you. I am sorry for not listening to You and placing you on hold to talk to the world. You are my God, and I desire to make you number one in my life. When I have something I just need to talk to someone about remind me to come to you first. Thank you for always being there for me, no matter what time of day or night it is. Open my ears to hear you more clearly and open my heart to desire to listen to you at all times. Nothing should ever be more important than you. Thank you for being patient with me. I love you. Amen.