I read of an elderly man who thought that his wife was going deaf. To test her hearing, he walked across the room, turned his back to his wife and said, “Can you hear me?” There was no response. So, he moved a little closer to her and repeated the question, “Can you hear me?” Again, there was no response. So, he moved a little closer so that he was standing near his wife and said, “Can you hear me now?” This time, he heard his wife say, “For the third time, I can hear you!” He thought that the hearing problem was his wife’s, but it was really his problem.
If you have been having trouble hearing from God, consider moving closer to Him. Remember that God promised, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 5:8).