Friday, June 14, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Listen

This weeks word is: Listen


Listen.... It's a word that I am constantly saying to my children. 

Listen to what I am telling you!! 
Did you just hear what I said? 
Why don't you listen to me??!!

I feel like I am on repeat sometimes. I swear that it goes in one ear and out the other and I lose count of how many times I repeat myself. If they would just stop and listen to me it woul save them a lot of time and a lot of unhappiness. 

I wonder if God feels like this with me sometimes? 

I am stubborn and hardheaded sometimes. (I wonder where my kids get it) Sometimes I insist on doing things my own way even though I am sure God is screaming at me to LISTEN! Just be still and listen!! 

I am working on this! It's been something that has been on my heart for awhile now. To just "be still and listen!". I feel like the ordeal that we have gone through over the last year is a prime example of this. If both my husband and I would have just stopped, would have just stood still, and listened perhaps we would have heard what He was trying to tell us! Instead of letting fear of the unknown or emotions control us we should have just listened and trusted in the path that God had us on. But like my children tend to do we let it go in one ear and out the other and look where that got us! 

I am also trying to listen more to my children. Be the person you want them to be, lead by example, right? I need to work on listening to them more and not tuning them out. This is a completely different blog topic that is currently in the works so stay tuned friends! 


I am linking up with Lisa-Jo and an amazing community of fellow bloggers, as I do every Friday, to blog for five minutes straight on a given topic. Head on over and check out what Five Minute Friday is all about and join us!


  1. Ah yes, I find myself doing the exact same thing with my son. I have found that if I listen, really listen, to him our lives are a lot better. I think so often what we (well me) really mean isn't "listen to me" but "do what I say". I'm working on that.

  2. I hear you, Amber! I, too, want to lead by example, and I'm sure the moments that I don't stop to listen to what my little ones are trying to say are too many for them to count. Thanks for sharing. With you on the journey...
    Blessings to you, as well!