Are You Listening? Do You Hear What I Hear?
Rusty Wright — Have you ever missed a great opportunity because you weren’t
If Mark hadn’t been
willing to listen, he might have missed some great news. He enjoyed an adequate
income, fulfilling work, a comfortable home, and many close friends. Then his
employer offered a promotion requiring a move to another state. At first
resistant, he eventually decided to listen to the offer and make the move.
Mark’s job responsibilities expanded, his growing reputation
opened doors for wider influence, and he met and married Gail. Reflecting
twenty-five years later, he was glad he had carefully listened to news of the
At a business convention Joan heard a brief announcement of
an advanced degree program. Distracted by current concerns, she dismissed it.
When the announcement was repeated the next day, Joan caught something she had
missed. The degree would be from one of the most prestigious universities in
the world. Her company was encouraging managers to participate, promising them
time to study, and offering to help pay for it. Joan investigated, enrolled,
and her career was greatly enhanced. “To think that I almost missed the good
news about this program because I was distracted,” Joan reflected. “What a
tragedy that would have been.”
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|MEET THE AUTHOR
"Pursuit magazine asked me to write a Christmas article using prophecies Jesus fulfilled to point their readers – seekers, skeptics and the curious – to faith. That article became a Probe radio program that I’m honored is still airing. In fact, a special language-learning version of the Probe series, published online from Hong Kong, helps teach English to Chinese young people."
Rusty, former associate speaker and writer with Probe Ministries, is an international lecturer, award-winning author, and journalist who has spoken on six continents. He holds Bachelor of Science (psychology) and Master of Theology degrees from Duke and Oxford universities, respectively.
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