Noise & Distraction

I’ve realized something.
I feel like I’m asking God to speak to me while yelling over the chaos in my life. When He speaks, His words are sometimes really hard to decipher through all the loud noise & distraction.
I ask Him to clearly speak to me without making sure that I’m clearly listening.
This really struck me after I saw after I saw 1 Corinthians 10:23 taped on a friends refrigerator.
You say, “I am allowed to do anything” – but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything” – but not everything is beneficial.
I’m not even talking about things that are obviously wrong or unhealthy. I’m talking about the things that aren’t really good or bad…they’re just there.
That show. That event. That music. That project. 
I am discovering the refreshment that stepping back gives my soul. And as I continue to reassess where I’m sacrificing my time & to whom I’m surrendering my heart, I encourage you to also be intentional about what you’re listening to, watching, or investing your time in. 
There’s no time better spent then talking with & listening to the One who created you.
I declare my God as faithful.