YHWH tells Moses:
HCSB Exodus 7:1 See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother will be your prophet. 2 You must say whatever I command you; then Aaron your brother must declare it to Pharaoh so that he will let the Israelites go from his land. 3 But ... Pharaoh will not listen to you....This parallel strikes me:
God --> prophet --> hearers
Moses --> prophet --> hearers
What struck me about this is God's use of a human to communicate; God did not speak directly to Pharaoh; nor did He use his prophet to speak to Pharaoh; rather, He used his prophet's prophet to speak to Pharaoh.
As far as Pharaoh was concerned, he was hearing a human's mind, and Pharaoh's response was to reject what he heard.
This raises a question in my mind: When I reject another human's words to me, am I rejecting a message God intended for me?
I'm not saying that God is going around telling Bob to tell Mary X & Y. I'm just asking if perhaps Mary is tuning out God's message when she tunes out Bob.
Who are you tuning out? Or perhaps the only question I can really ask is, Who am I tuning out?