Sometimes our day gets interrupted. An unexpected person or situation requires our attention. Sometimes our lives get interrupted. God brings unforeseen things into our path, disrupts our plans, and does something unexpected. We have to decide who’s in control and how we’re going to respond.
Sometimes this is frustrating. And, oftentimes it’s inconvenient. And, on rare occasions, it’s wonderfully-refreshing. But, generally-speaking, interruptions reveal Who is really in control of our lives and our days… and what He intended for us to experience in that hour, day, month, year, or life journey. He knows what is needed to make us, and others, more like Christ, for the praise of His glory!
Ephesians 1:11-12, “In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.”
I found the following reflection, by Trevin Wax, helpful in thinking about our desire for control and pursuit of discipline in light of God’s sovereignty (and grace) in bringing interruptions that test us, redirect us, and to grow us into greater Christlike maturity. Let us walk by the Spirit so that we know what to do with “interruptions”…
You can read his post here: “Life’s Interruptions are Divine Opportunities”