Have you ever been in a rush to get somewhere and someone unknown and/or in distress said, “Excuse me?” interrupting your schedule? Do you brush the person off? Or, do you stop for a moment to see if you can be of assistance? What about interruptions caused by family members, or those you love? Can you look pass your own needs to see that they may be in distress or in need? With all the media, mobile devices, and unscheduled events purposely trying to distract you from your life’s purpose, how you deal with the interruption says a lot about you and how you will react to life’s interruptions.
God has many different ways of getting our attention; sometimes it’s a whisper, and sometimes it’s a bomb. Either way, it causes us to pause, rethink, and re-purpose our lives. The whisper may come in the form of a nudge to get something done primarily for someone else. It pulls on your heartstrings, and although it is out of character, you just know it is the right thing to do. The bombs are a little different. —They are usually highly personal. They propel your level of thinking or behaving a quantum leap forward; but, in a completely different direction —with no turning back!
God does not really allow you to turn backwards. Similar to Lot’s wife and the children of Israel in their mountainous experience, you either go forward or you stagnate, feeling sorry for yourself while reliving the heydays of smooth roads and sunny skies. Or, you forge ahead towards the new path set before you. Sometimes, you will know it is in the will of God for you to take the mountainous road ahead. —And, sometimes, you will simply have to travel by faith, understanding that, “this too shall pass.”
Faith is always tested. At times, it may come in the form of an interruption; when it does, the lesson is never in the interruption. The lesson will always be in how you react to the interruption. L.
Study Reference: 1 Corinthians 2:5-9
Excerpt from:"Interruptions." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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