Sunday Soul Work: Interruptions

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Interruptions change the flow of life, requiring energy and time. It’s difficult, if, not impossible to balance interruptions. Sometimes interruptions are so stinking big that nothing on the list compares or seems to matter.

The thing is . . . some interruptions are extremely difficult . . . while others are miraculously amazing.

There’s an element of insanity to the way interruptions abruptly change everything. The pressure of it all worsens when the guilt of not completing the list comes knocking on the door.

So.

Interruptions require grace as much for ourselves as others.

Most interruptions require us to simplify and take something off the list.

Some interruptions require an overhaul of life.

All interruptions demand change.  

Martin Luther King Jr said,

“The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn’t get written because someone knocked on the door.”

While there’s a long list of ways to respond rather than to react when interruptions enter in, the first response is choosing to lean into the belief  that God will use the interruption in the most creative ways to bring good from it.

This belief is not a greeting-card-good-luck-charm but a belief to be underlined deep in the soul: We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan (Romans 8:28, Voice). 

It can seem harder than hard to believe any good will come out of challenging interruptions.   But. In the end, an interruption becomes an intersection to experience the more of God.

Today’s Sunday Soul Work

  1. Read about the ancient King David’s story of how God brought all things together in I Chronicles 28.
  2. Think on this: Every interruption has an intersection, which is the crosspoint of life, the place you’re invited to experience what more God has for you. At the end of the day,  we are given the choice to take a path of faith or fear to navigate the interruption.
  3. Underline and memorize this soul-deep belief:  God leads us to the place where all the details intersect into something good.

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