When You Can’t Speak…

I lost my voice…enough said, literally.

All day I’ve been trying to get a few last minute things done…on my day off…perhaps its God’s way of saying, “Bethany, if you are not going to be quiet, I’ll have to help you.”

Stop and rest. It’s a concept I STILL struggle with and it seems to happen that at least twice a year now I lose my voice (usually in conjunction with a cold as in this case) and it forces me to just relax for a bit.

I find that annoying actually…

Steve asks me questions…I can’t answer.
I get a call from a friend…”Are you sick.”…umm..yea…I’ll get back to you later!
Josh just whispers back at me now….EVERYTHING SEEMS QUIETER!!!!

Yet, God does want us to stop (by our OWN doing) and rest…just BE with Him. I try my best to have my time with Him everyday before the insanity of life begins…and really, my day is not functional without this daily conversation with Him.

But see, that’s my problem….

So often times its a conversation…not just me listening to Him…until times like this that I get the subtle reminders that my voice is really not needed.

I’ll be doing a lot more listening this weekend…it really does do a body good (not counting a marriage and a ministry good too!).

Bethany is an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor to women and an author. Bethany defines herself as a child of God who loves to use her passion for change to inspire others. She has overcome disabilities, wading through the trials and rewards of marriage and motherhood. She enjoys being a wife to Steve for 10 years and mother to three boys (ages 7, 5 and 2). She is a double brain cancer survivor, a 9 year veteran in the field of youth and children's ministry and has published poetry, featured blog posts for numerous ministry websites and children's ministry curriculum contributions. Bethany is currently working on her first book to be released this Fall as well as various freelancing projects. Bethany always welcomes new coaching clients and speaking opportunities!