Often times my life is too loud and busy to hear God.  On those days when it seems like everything is happening at once and you go from one thing to the next you never stop and listen to God. I often find myself calling out to God on busy days when I am stressed and can’t take the pressure anymore. 

The problem is that I’m calling out to him as I’m doing my homework, or as I’m rushing from my after school sport to youth group.  I can never take the time to stop and listen.  I also look only to God himself to speak to me.  Often times God speaks to us through other things and people. By reading the Bible and praying we can hear and learn what God has to say to us, and his plan for our lives. Often times God speaks to us, but we don’t always listen or realize he is speaking. 

Matthew 13:13 says “For they look, but they don’t really see.  They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.” (NLT)

This verse explains exactly what I am saying. Often times we want to hear but are not patient enough to listen. God tells us to be still, and that we should know that he is God.  Try to find time in your day-to-day schedule to stop everything your doing, and to just listen to God and ask for his wisdom.  

Love from Kendra                                                                                                                         (Boyfriend Bears Teen Board Member)