"The word of the Lord came to me: "Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people." Ezekiel 12:1-2
We are all given the right equipment to follow after the Lord. We have eyes to see and we have ears to hear, but we go our own way and are rebellious. It takes a certain kind of heart to be able to listen to the voice of God. It is like a mirror, says C.S. Lewis. The sun has no favorites when it comes to shining...it shines on everything that is on its path. The sun cannot reflect itself off a dirty mirror as it will be a distorted image. The only mirror that can reflect the sun in the way it really is would be a clean mirror. We often find ourselves as a dirty mirror, wondering why God isn't communicating with us. What we really need to do is look at the attitude of our hearts to see if there is any rebellion that may be hardening us. God knew the people in the passage above were hard, but God still wanted them to turn to Him. One thing I noticed in the rest of Chapter 12 is a the repeating of a certain thought:
"They will know that I am the Lord,"
"Then they will know that I am the Lord"
"Then you will know that I am the Lord."
God is constantly doing things to help you to see Him better. We are taken through moments in our life that you might call, "mirror cleaning" moments. These moments are there to help us to be able to reflect the Life of God more clearly.