I'm talking to a videographer this morning before an interview about my life and ministry, and I find myself fascinated by the audio set up for a film shoot. The lighting comes first, but then you spend a significant amount of time reducing ambient noise in a room.
But I hear nothing. It seems perfectly quiet in here to me.
It's extremely loud by filming standards.
It's so very loud, and I don't even realize it.
If you spend time with a videographer, you begin to think about sound in a whole new way. You must eliminate every competing source of noise to get the audio input you want.
I'm struck by how I might change my life's distractions and input to better approximate filming standards. I wonder what competing source of input I might silence today in order to hear the One Clear Voice directing my life.
Of course it's hard to hear the Lord on some days. I have noise everywhere--from a hundred sources (including my own voice)--that make hearing clearly impossible.
So I attend to my audio set up and move on into the day.
Have you found competing sources of input that make it hard to hear God?