So where is your attention?
Your attention will be with whatever – has got your attention.
Now that I have stated the obvious – let’s try to add a little to that.
By something getting the biggest part of your attention, there is every chance you will not be found listening to things you ought to give your attention to.
Habitual thinking is common to mankind. We have the same approach to things daily. It may be a showering routine. You might make a certain meal one way only. You turn the TV on at the same time to hear the news, because habitually you always do that. You always buy the same meal when eating out and so on.
You may pray – same time every day. All day is good.
When we hear a preacher give his sermon – there is a good chance that your mind can be on something else. Perhaps something that has been on your mind all week.
The preacher may have what you need. But your mind is elsewhere, rather than on what he says.
So you don’t hear. Really hear. You have missed it – the word – the word you needed.
You carry on anyway, and will return another day to hear(?) the preacher again.
Luke 8/8:…When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”