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Day 20 – is anybody out there still with me? I am feeling the burn, but so enjoying the journey.
Yesterday we talked about life’s interruptions getting in the way and throwing us off the path of our purpose. Today, I want to look at the same thought but in a different light.
What if those interruptions are there for a purpose?
What if those real life frustrations were God’s way of putting us back on His path?
What if we missed a divine appointment because we viewed it as an interruption?
“Even in the great decisions of life accept and welcome My Will. Try to see in each interruption, each task, however small, the same fulfillment of Divine intent.” God Calling October 20
When we begin to see every aspect of our lives as purposeful, our minds are open to seeing distractions and interruptions as divine appointments. Looking through scripture, isn’t that what we see?
Mary is engaged to Joseph and things are great . . . then she conceives Jesus by the spirit.
Mary and Joseph are traveling and ready to get home . . . they realize Jesus is missing.
5000 people are hungry, traveling, and looking for their next meal . . . and Jesus says sit down.
Saul is a bold leader persecuting Christians . . . he is blinded by the light on the road to Damascus.
Mary and Martha are visiting . . . Jesus and his traveling buddies show up and need a meal.
Take a moment to read through some New Testament stories and you’ll realize each one contains an “interruption.” It’s in that moment that we see Jesus and the miracle.
Lord, forgive me for taking my eyes off you and being frustrated by interruptions. Help me realize those moments are divine appointments you have arranged for me to help others, listen to a hurting friend, hug a grieving soul, or just pray. Help me see that those interruptions are your way of putting me back on the path of Your Purpose. Amen.