Recently my team won a close game. In the closing moments, I called time out with 2:00 remaining ball game tied up at 52. Crowd roaring. Cheerleaders cheering, fans shouting, stomping and clapping. My team surrounded me, because of the noise everyone took a couple steps in closer then usual. In this moment with all this distraction, only one thing was certain. We had to be close enough to hear instructions.
This year, make it a priority to be close enough to God that we are hearing accurately His instructions. While there will be distractions throughout the year, day in and day out, be sure that your eyes are focused and your ears are listening. When you hear clear, you can respond correctly. Be blessed.