I would love to say that I always give the people I talk with on the phone my undivided attention, but that would be a lie. I, too, have been known to click over. I blame the phone companies. Life was fine and dandy when people got a busy signal if you were on the phone and they had to go and ruin it by giving you the choice of who to talk to at any given time. Sure, it is helpful if you are waiting on news from a job interview or results from a doctor, so you don’t have to guard the phone with your life all day. Yet, call waiting, is another “convenience” that messes with the attention we give to each other.
I am so grateful that God does not have or need call-waiting. Because He is omnipresent and omniscient, God can see and hear and know everything that is going on with everyone at the same time. He does not have to stop listening to Suzy’s prayer, so He can hear mine. He doesn’t have to click over on me, so that He can hear you. He hears every, “thank You,” every, “I love You,” every, “Lord, have mercy,” and every, “God, please help me!” He has an infinite attention span, which is good news for me because I love (and I mean LOVE) attention.
We never have to worry that someone else’s trials are so huge that God does not have time to deal with our little issues. God does not categorize us like that; we do. Yes, sometimes it feels like God has us on hold. We may be watching someone else be delivered from hard times and wonder when it is our turn, but God has not forgotten you. He has not put you on hold. He has not hung up on you. And, most importantly, He still knows what is best for you. So, don’t give up. Like the old folks sing, “Jesus is on the main line. Tell Him what you want. Call Him up and tell Him what you want!” Ms. EV