Mute Button Moments

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19

Have you ever felt like someone hit the mute button on your life? You kept moving and going and doing but, like a silent movie without a soundtrack, you found yourself voiceless and incapable of expression.

That’s what happened to me last week.

Not that being quiet is new for me. All my life I’ve been labeled as “the quiet one.” The only person to dispute that might be my husband who is one of the few to have experienced my giddy side. And he has also had to endure a lot of my pent up emotional outbursts and philosophical rants, bless his heart. 🙂

But, last week, I had a lot of things stirring inside but I seemed to be lost for words. And no words = no blogging. I was stuck and I needed to get unstuck. But how?

After many failed attempts, I finally had to surrender to the mute button – to the idea that maybe there was a reason for this sudden forced silence. Maybe I needed to listen.

So I tried to do just that. And it made me realize once again just how needy I am. How I need more listening time with God. How I need to hear His voice so that mine can be filled with more grace and less anger.

That is why, today, I am praying along with the Psalmist David:

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

In fact, I pray that the Lord would grant us all the ability to think and speak and live in a way that is pleasing to Him. May we allow our mute button moments to lead us to a keener sense of hearing and a deeper understanding of His will  – believing Him when He says,

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” Isaiah 30:15

Have a great week and be blessed!

3 thoughts on “Mute Button Moments

  1. I think my mute button has been on and off for several months. I want to write, get inklings of ideas, but when it comes down to putting my thoughts on paper (or the computer screen), it just doesn’t happen.

    As Debbie said, I think God has hit my mute button and it is for a reason – to seek Him more.


  2. I just LOVE this and needed it right now because I have been having the mute button experience myself! It was particularly bad last week. I have had the same feeling that I had things trapped in my heart that I could NOT put into words.

    It was funny…
    I finally “kind of” got the words for my simple pleasure, and before I could post it, blogger went out. Then, I went out of town.

    I’m certain that God hit my mute button. I really appreciate this post.

  3. Amen! I have been feeling lately that I also need to hit the mute button. I have spent far too many hours teaching, blogging and giving and not enough just listening to God.
    Great Post.

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