SendMessage HitByRay has no receiver! UnityEngine.Component:SendMessage(String)

SendMessage HitByRay has no receiver!
UnityEngine.Component:SendMessage(String)
is the message that has always popped up in the console whenever I shoot my gun and don’t actually hit an enemy. it has never been a game stopper though. but suddenly - for NO REASON - when I went to work on my game, when I press mouse 0 to shoot my gun, as long as i hit something specified in my shooting script to receive the message, the game just pauses. it didn’t do this last night but today it is and I am clueless as to why this is suddenly the case.

OMG!!! I am SUCH an idiot!!! I see that somehow I accidentally clicked the “error pause” button on the console tab. I feel so stupid