Pulpit Reflections: God interruptions

I have to admit that one of the things that bugs me is when I get interrupted. Whether it’s being interrupted in a conversation or a project or even a train of thought, I don’t like interruptions. 

To be really honest with you, life interruptions are not fun for me either. We have all had them. Something crazy happens and it interrupts our life and our plans. Have you stopped to think that maybe some of those interruptions are from God? If we have given our lives over to God, He is in control and knows what is best for us. Sometimes He allows interruptions to come into our lives to redirect us. All throughout Scripture, there are examples of how God interrupted someone’s life.

Moses was minding his own business when God appeared to him in a burning bush letting him know that God was going to use Moses to set His people free. Noah was living life when God let him know He was going to destroy everyone on the earth and that Noah needed to build an ark. David was chilling out being a shepherd when one day he was anointed as the next king over Israel. Mary was looking forward to getting married and starting a new life when an angel appeared to let her know she was pregnant from the Holy Spirit and was going to give birth to the Savior. Talk about a God interruption!

Today, people of faith experience God interruptions often. The question is, do we recognize them as God interruptions? A God Interruption could be the death of a loved one or a health issue. It could also be something as simple as brokenness during a worship service or reading God’s Word and you receive an answer you have been looking for. 

Whatever it may look like, God could be trying to get our attention through certain interruptions in life. You see, when God interruptions happen, they are not obstacles to our plan; they are opportunities for us to embrace God’s plan. No interruption can stop God from accomplishing His purpose in our lives. 

God interruptions should bring us to the very heart of God. One of the greatest God interruptions someone can have is to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus. When one finally surrenders and says, “Jesus I am yours, come into my life and change me.” This is the most important God interruption anyone can have is to give their life to Jesus. 

Have you ever thought if Noah had said, “I don’t do boats,” or if Moses had said, “I don’t do crowds”? What if Mary had said, “No thanks, a virgin birth is too risky” or if Jesus had said, “I don’t do crosses.” 

Allowing Jesus to have His way during the God interruptions in life is key. God has a plan for us and we have to trust that our Father knows best!

“Thank you God for loving us enough to interrupt our lives as you see fit. May we have the wisdom to know it is You and surrender to Your will.” Amen.

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