Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Bead In The Ear

Last week I had my six year old niece and four year old nephew over to spend the night.  After giving all of the kids showers, I checked to make sure everyone's hair was brushed and ears were cleaned.  That is when I noticed it.  Something lodged in my nephew's little ear.  It was too far down for me to get.  He said it only hurt when we touched his ear.  Ben seemed to know what it was but would not tell anyone.  Finally, he revealed to me that a girl at his school stuck a pencil tip in his ear.  My sister, a nurse, looked at it through her otoscope but decided it was too far down for her to get so they went to the ER.  The doctor tried and tried but could not get it out so he sent them to a specialist who could not see them for three days.  With this object filling his ear, I am sure it was uncomfortable and hard to hear.  We were very worried about it.  We didn't know how sharp this pencil tip was.  We didn't know how long it had been there.  We didn't know if it had become attached inside his ear or was stabbing his ear drum.  Finally, the specialist was able to see Ben and pulled this object from his ear.  However it was not a pencil tip, but a bead.  Praise God the doctor got it out without surgery and no lasting effects to Ben's hearing.
The bead from Ben's ear

What is blocking you from hearing God?

If we have sin in our life, that is a "bead" stopping us from hearing God's voice.  If we are dealing with sorrow, bitterness or anger, that is a "bead" stopping us from hearing God.  The longer that "bead" stays there, the harder it is to remove.

Determine what "bead" is blocking you from hearing God and ask God to remove.  Whether it is sin, anger, sadness, hurt, whatever it is, fully give it over to God.  Don't let something stuck in your ear block God out.

Sweet Blessings~


  1. Love this post!!! I know the feeling of having a God's voice blocked. I don't want to let anything block Him again. Ears are cleaned out. :)

  2. Love your post. Yes, we were all worried about little Ben but praise the Lord He was in control all of the time. You are right, we need to make sure we have nothing in our ears blocking out God's voice to us. It is so important to be listening to Him. If we don't get that object out we may be missing out on a very important message from Him. Thanks for the reminder. Love you and blessings to you.

  3. Ok...I, too, was worried about my Bennie Bear! So thankful that it was minor compared to what it could have been.

    Now, can I just say a huge OUCH!! I definitely am dealing with a blockage right you well know. I am praying for God to remove the blockage...however, I am beginning to realize that perhaps I am holding my hand over my ear, so to speak, keeping God from removing the blockage! Lord, help me. I can't do this alone...I need You!!!

  4. I'm so happy to hear that Ben's "blockage" was able to be safely removed! And what a great analogy...

    I want to keep my spiritual ears unblocked and open to receive His Word as well!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. Girl this was soooo good! I know full well what it's like to have a "bead" stuck in my ear I don't ever ever want to have anything keep me from hearing from God I love His voice. My ears are fully cleaned out now and I'm ready for action, thanks for this!

  6. Great analogy! We let something in that should have never been there and it tends to get stuck and in the process we block God out... I want to keep my ears are heart clear so I can always hear His voice. Loved this :)

  7. Great story and oh, so true. I dealt with unforgiveness towards my first husband for many years, it was affecting not only my hearing of God's voice, but also my attitude towards my very Godly husband that I had spent many wonderful years with. God finally pointed the "bead" out to me and I was able to take care of it.
    Thanks for the reminder today.
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. Hi Jenifer. Lovely analogy. I'm going to spend some time this weekend thinking about the 'beads' in my life, name them and start getting rid of them.
    God bless

  9. Wow! This is good! I have let sadness be a 'bead in my ear' keeping me from hearing and beleiving God. I found your blog form the circle of moms and will be back to read more! Thanks!

  10. Gwen, so glad you stopped by! Nice to 'meet' you.

  11. That's good stuff, getting the bead out and your analogy. I think of God saying: Can you hear me now!


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