With a pen in hand, I was sitting at the table making a “to do” list for the day.
Suddenly, I became aware of the sound of an engine outside.
Living fairly close to an airport, I thought it was simply a propeller plane.
Continuing to write things on my list, the sound became loud and persistent.
I actually thought about how the engine sound was lasting too long.
After a few seconds more, I decided to go outside and see what was flying by.
Looking up, I saw the Goodyear blimp!
Hurrying back into the house, I grabbed my camera and returned to my patio in time to snap some photos before the famed airship was out of sight.
I almost missed it.
For more than two minutes, at least, it’s engine had rumbled above me.
It wasn’t that I couldn’t hear it.
It’s just that I thought it was something else.
Something I heard everyday.
Something I really didn’t need to pay any special attention to.
I’m really glad that I finally took heed to that deep, resonant droning in the sky.
Because I did, I was able to witness something special.
If I had remained at my table, consumed with planning my day, I would have missed the opportunity and never have even known that I missed it.
Do you think this ever happens when God is wanting our attention?
Busy, with our minds on important things, we are somewhat aware of God’s prompting.
We may decide not to really listen, because we don’t recognize that it is God—
or after His persistence, we may stop what we are doing and focus on His voice.
If we fail to listen at all, we may miss opportunities…..
and never ever know that we’ve missed them.
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
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