A skilled musician can listen to an instrument, hear the notes clearly, and know when things are played well and when the proper notes are missed.
An adept mechanic can listen to car noises to diagnose issues and potential problems.
An experienced veterinarian can listen to an animal’s sounds and interpret them into issues that need to be addressed.
An accomplished counselor can hear through a client’s words to get at the heart of their problem to help them live a better life.
A long-time Christian should be able to hear the voice of God. They can listen closely to the scriptures, other believers, and the opportunities around them, and their senses should pick up something that others miss. The good news is that it is not a unique gift that separates these people; instead, it is a lifelong dedication to develop their skills. Anyone can do it if they are willing to work day after day.
A well-trained ear can hear beyond the noise to experience something different than the casual observer. Take time to develop your ears while you are quietly listening.