A siren snaps your concentration making you glance in the rear-view mirror.
Wearily you think, as you crawl into bed, “Did I lock the patio door?”
Ketchup drips on your shirt and you conclude it’s a crummy day.
Why would God try to get your attention?
Consider this, Jesus was often interrupted.
Yet, where is it written that Jesus panicked or resented interruptions? How was Jesus able to handle interruptions?
Perhaps Jesus was convinced that His Father knew what was needed, necessary, and accepted the interruption as divine.
In other words, Jesus allowed His Father control of His daily circumstances. His Father ordered the events of Jesus’ day.
This is both a powerful and troubling concept.
But further can you imagine that His Father was ever surprised by the interruptions happening to His Son? No, because with God there are no surprises.
Jesus carefully paid attention to the cause of the interruption and dealt with it. Interruptions can be a part of God’s plan. So, don’t be upset when interruptions take place.
Go to God and find out what is going on.
Put your confidence in Christ and not in yourself.
Live God’s plan, not your plan.
Be Divinely interrupted.
Interruptions present priceless value.
Don’t be exasperated by interruptions. Embrace the opportunity.
There is hidden treasure in your interruptions.
Trying to see interruptions with fresh eyes, as something of value, is a challenge for me.
Seeing everything from a different angle or perspective, demands another attitude. This means learning how to get inside the skin of someone who is not me.
I must ask, “Why does this person view life as they do?”
And maybe further ask, “How does someone else view me?”
Why does a drunk behave that way?
What does leprosy feel like?
How would I feel not being picked for the sandlot softball team?
Or, not being able to throw the ball up and catch it because of an undeveloped hand and eye coordination?
Then practice compassion for others.
Put your heart into the other person’s situation.
Be alive to your interruptions.
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Brandon Heath Give Me Your Eyes