Covid-19 and lockdown have interrupted many of our plans and way of life. There are times in life when our plans donâ€™t work out. We get delayed, interrupted and inconvenienced. Itâ€™s easy to get frustrated and fight against everything that doesnâ€™t go our way. But, not every interruption is bad. Every closed door doesnâ€™t mean youâ€™re doing something wrong. Every delay doesnâ€™t mean youâ€™re not where youâ€™re supposed to be.
There are some things that are divine interruption, where God, on purpose, will delay us, to protect us from an accident or a bad situation. On purpose, He will close a door because itâ€™s not His best. Sometimes, God will allow us to be inconvenienced so we can help someone else in need. We have to be willing to press through those hard interruptions, so we can be in the right place at the right time for our blessing, or to be a blessing.
Today, as we grapple with lifeâ€™s uncertainties consider this, the next time youâ€™re interrupted, delayed or inconvenienced, donâ€™t start thinking, â€œthis is a pain. This is depressing. This is getting me off schedule.â€ No, get a new perspective. Look for what God is doing, because it could be a divine interruption or divine protection. Trust Him because He is directing your steps.
â€œTrust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.â€ (Proverbs 3:5â€“6, NIV)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for interrupting me and protecting me. Father, I surrender every area of my mind, will and emotions to You, please take control.Â God, use me for Your glory today, and teach me to discern Your ways and Your timing, and always to look for positives in lifeâ€™s inconveniences, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.