The true God is in the heavens but I am on the earth. That is why my words should prove to be few. Do not let my voice sound stupid because of the heart’s penchant for sounding off. (Ecclesiastes 5:2-7) Says:
“Do not hurry to open your mouth, because it’s the heart that motivates the mouth. What’s in the heart the mouth verbalizes. Do not let it be so hasty to speak. Let your mind meditate so as to answer. Then the mind that carries more wisdom, and logic can overrule the heart. It’s the common saying: ‘God knows what I’m trying to say.’”
I can be listening but not really paying attention. That’s my heart wandering like a boat drifting with no oars, and no rudder, it goes with the current—no current—no drift. Do you get my drift? My heart was not in an abundance of words, that says nothing.
“Do you get my drift, why’d you leave oars behind?”
“They floated away with the tide, I wasn’t paying attention—my heart was not in it. It’s too late to retrieve them. Besides, I do not hear the dialogue, so I’m not as alert to mind reading like I used to be.