There have been numerous occasions when sharing my emotions with another person -- regarding a situation in my life, seemed to fall on incomprehensible ears.
Realizing that the person I was speaking to wasn’t able to hear my inner meaning, took me by surprise. They could however, "hear" my spoken words, but had difficulty understanding and discerning the meaning that was being conveyed from my heart. They held neither common reference nor "conscious awareness" of -- the meaning behind my words.
In my opinion "hearing" comes with experience and being able to empathize with another person’s situation or feelings. Otherwise, how can another person relate or hear the speakers meaning?
In our moments of "being and becoming" we suffer trials and tribulations, created by cause and effect. It is during those moments of trial, we can appreciate communicating with someone that is able to relate to our circumstances -- someone that has met a similar trial; since that person is more inclined to empathize with our emotions and concerns; they are able to "hear" where we are coming from and can possibly offer something that will be helpful.
There're also times, when someone that "can" relate to
our "circumstances," isn’t available to receive our out pour; it is during those times, just having someone to simply listen, to be a sounding board, suffices.
Either way, having an ear to hear our hearts or simply to listen to our words is a blessing on the road of "being and becoming." Learning, can take place from: hearing someone’s heart or simply taking the time to listen to their words.
The exchange that occurs via communication between people, is a "giving and receiving", but it's in the hearing that a vital connection is made. "Hearing" has a profound effect upon the heart and mind of the hearer. It is in "hearing" that revelation is received -- that change occurs!
Some people have ears to hear; some people choose not to hear or to listen. "Hearing" is comparable to an awakening, yet some people are so steadfast in tradition, norms and comfort zones that their steadfastness refutes hearing change.
"Hearing" requires a readiness, willingness and an openness to receive change; ultimately hearing comes in Gods time.
There is a different type of hearing aside from the type of hearing that I refer to above; its’ called spiritual hearing.
The Bible states, in Romans 10:17 “that hearing comes by faith and faith cometh by hearing the word of God.”
There are many people that read the Word of God and conceive of it as a fairytale. The Bible reveals reason for the fairytale interpretation.
In Corinthians 2:14 the Bible states that “the person without the Spirit doesn't accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”
The natural person doesn't accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand because they are spiritually discerned. Corinthians 2:17
So, you see, spiritual hearing comes by faith and faith cometh by hearing the Word of God and the Word of God is His son Jesus Christ.
If you are not hearing the Good News that Jesus brought to the earth, then according to Gods’ Word, you are a natural person and haven't received the spirit of God, in order "to" discern the Word of God.
For he or she that has ears may God bless you to hear!
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