The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground.
When Samuel first began hearing from God, he was just a boy. He didn’t know what was happening. He went to Eli to ask why Eli was calling his name. Eli caught on after Samuel came into his room the third time. He said, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” When Samuel heard his name being called again, he obeyed Eli. Then the Lord told him about Eli’s family. When Eli asked him what God had said, he told Eli. But Eli wasn’t angry. He knew God would do what he’d said.
Samuel grew up hearing God and obeying him.
If we’ll spend as much time as Samuel in worship, dedicating ourselves to God, we can hear from God too.