Pause Power | Tammy Whitehurst


The power of the PAUSE. The intentional delay in talking to gather our thoughts. Think of a pause as a way to catch our breath so we won’t have to eat our words. I realize many of us (Including me) have eaten so much crow we actually have developed a taste for it, but eating crow is not a delicacy.

A pause allows our mind to catch up to our mouth. I learned about the “power of the pause” from a friend in Pensacola. One of the best lessons I ever learned.It also allows our body language not to go cuckoo when we are majorly offended by something.

And finally, a sign of wisdom is when we stop to pause before letting words spill out. Especially when they are negative words. Those words may be effective, but will they have a positive effect? No word is ever as effective as the perfectly timed pause.

I think God does some of His best work with our words in the “pause” moments.

Today, instead of being a rhinestone cowgirl and being “quick on the draw” with words. Let’s practice pausing and let God, our solid rock, rearrange, interrupt, and redirect our words today.

Psalm 71:3 “Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.”

Rarely do we hear funny and message with a meaning in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person, but Tammy Whitehurst is anything but a typical speaker. People describe her as a Hoot with a capital “H” and love the realness that she shares and her ability to connect with the heart of her audiences.


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