Kirk had been passionate about radios growing up and this made him almost perfect for his job as a radio technician in World War II. He was to listen to the chatter on the airwaves for messages in code from their commander, directing his battalion's next move. However he liked radio so much that he had turned up his personal radio so he could listen to his favorite show. And he missed the instructions that would have saved his whole battalion before they charged toward the wrong coordinates.
There was a brilliant man who had been given a crucial position of making fast paced bids in auctions buying large companies. However he also loved living isolated in the woods. he had worked it so that his job would allow him to live in his cabin and do what he loved as long as he was within Wi-Fi range when that crucial notification came through. The man was tracking a deer and it wasn't until after he shot the deer and dragged it into range that he realized he had missed the bid and lost the biggest bid of his career.
There was a single mother who loved going to concerts. And she thought I can be both a good mother and still go to my concerts. She started going more often and it was in the middle of a loud song that her phone rang. She did not hear it. Her baby had an allergic reaction and the babysitter could not get ahold of her until it was too late.
We are meant to hear the voice of God but as we ignore God's voice when he tells us to do something we don't want to, it numbs our capability of hearing Him all together.
What instructions are you numbing yourself to? And what beautiful message are you missing as a result?