When I hear a scripture 2 or 3 times in a row within a week, I stop and listen. I am learning that this usually means God is trying to tell me something. John 10, the sheep and the shepherd have been on replay in my mind. I have heard it in a sermon, on the radio, and in my morning devotional. I wake up in the middle of the night to the scripture singing:
My sheep hear my voice and I know them, and they will follow me, and I will give them eternal life.
Jesus, If the sheep hear you voice, why did I not listen to your voice for so long, even though you have been my shepherd for a very long time?
I don’t know the answer, but I do know this. There are things that seem to drown out God’s voice. Busyness. The millions of voices both good and bad. Hearing what God is calling others to do, and focusing on that, instead of listening, really listening to what God is calling me to do.