Following after someone requires intentionality.
Listening needs presence.
"Pay attention" the mother in the shop says to her seven year old.
See what is happening here. Watch what I am doing so you can know how to do it yourself.
Paying the most careful attention will help you to not miss the details.
Drifting is fine for a hot summers day when you are on a raft floating down the North Saskatchewan river.
It's not fine for a relationship. Just ask any emotionally abandoned lover.
Drifting isn't enough for those big things in life.
To not lose our way, we must listen, be present, pay attention.
Are you paying attention to today?
Are you listening?
Are you present to the things you hear?
"We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away." Hebrews 2:1