I’m not hard of hearing, just distracted. Lord, let my mind point my ears at what matters most. I am so capable of both tuning out and picking up every nuance, it all depends on where my mind is. My attention needs to be clearly focused on this moment, this circumstance, for it is only in the NOW that I have any power to affect change. It is only NOW that I can be aware and responsive.
It can be hard to balance the desire to be the Proverbs 31 woman, with busyness and overplanning. Life needs to happen too, not just plans for life.
The nuance is my focus. Where is my mind? Am I looking people in the eye? Am I actively participating in the conversation? Or am I planning other things, focusing only on my next thoughts or my busy actions?
As I spend more time planning homeschool educational activities for my son, I realize that I need to connect with him more. Not just as a mommy voice hovering over the top of his head, but down on his level – eye to eye. Just like Jesus did with us.