I'm starting to think that the reason people don't tell me some things is because they didn't know them in the first place. That would explain a lot.
Anyway, what I'm learning is that listening is a bit more of an in depth concept that I once thought. Everyone's like "I know it's hard--but just listen and be quiet and God will speak to your heart!".
I tried that. It didn't work. What was I doing wrong?
Maybe it was the fact that I was sitting back, expecting while all the while not giving anything, not being humble.
Not having faith.
What if this was more of your approach:
Listening, plus having faith.
Listening, plus being humble.
Listening, plus wanting and waiting.
Maybe it's a little more than you thought?