The Mute Button, the option on our remotes to silence what’s every on the T.V. with their various messages, foul language being spoken in a movie, or the radio and it’s constant noise, or whatever we have playing. We use it because we want to control the information entering our heart and minds (you know-information overload). Or we just want a few minutes of quietness, to reset after a meeting or conversation.
Let’s think about that, maybe we need more quiet time, I sure do. Getting quiet, turning off the noise that so easily distracts us from what we are doing, how we are feeling, or what our emotions are reacting to.
On the other hand, it’s hard to mute those around us. Our friends, our neighbors or co-workers. Those talking, trying to push their ideas and agendas on us. Something we may not want to hear—but maybe we should. You can’t just push the mute button to quiet them, you have to get up and walk away or take the effort to change the subject. BTW, ignoring them doesn’t work.
Did you ever think that God is trying to talk with you? He will use some strange methods to get your attention. Take Moses and a burning bush (Exodus 3:4 “When the LORD saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!” “Here I am!” Moses replied“. It’s not Mister Ed, but close. Numbers 22:28 ”Then the LORD gave the donkey the ability to speak. “What have I done to you that deserves your beating me three times?” it asked Balaam.” Don’t know about you, but that would get my attention. (If you didn’t know, Mister Ed was a television sitcom in the 1960s with a “talking horse.”).
I’m not saying God is going to use your family fur baby or the tree in your back yard, but he will use others that walk in your path to get your attention. Be careful what you mute.
It’s easy to silence what’s going on around us and inadvertently silence God. He wants to speak to us, but are we listening? Don’t push the mute button.