I tried to write a post yesterday. First it was interrupted by a power outage. Then, once the power came back on, I had other more pressing tasks on the list. I finally started back to work on it but had to step away because of computer problems. By then my brain was just too tired, so I went on to bed.
I intended to come back to it today, but it almost seems as if the interruption itself has been more of an inspiration than the thoughts I was recording yesterday.
So often I think I’m on a productive path. I believe I’m doing exactly what God wants me to do and that I’m being useful. But then I get frustrated because it seems as if I’m experiencing one disruption and interruption after another.
I often forget that sometimes the interruptions are just as much God’s plan as the original activity – maybe even moreso!
Right now there seem to be a lot of interruptions. Interruptions of homeschool (which we do year-round, taking breaks whenever we need them to accommodate those interruptions!); interruptions of the routine which leads to interruptions in the proper maintenance of our home; interruptions in my plans; interruptions that interfere with my hopes to write and sew.
But each time there has been an interruption, God has been at work. Sometimes I’ve been sensitive enough to see it. Other times I haven’t. Sometimes I’ve walked through it well, other times I’ve been whiney. But that hasn’t changed the fact that God’s been in the interruptions.
So, today instead of getting the blog post I intended to write yesterday, you’re getting the interruption. The other post will probably come back in a few days or weeks, but just not today. Because for some reason unknown to me, God was in yesterday’s interruption. And, as easily as the words are flowing today, I think He’s in today’s post that is the result of yesterday’s interruption.
Is He interrupting your life? I have a feeling He is – He’s pretty good at keeping us hopping. So, I guess the better question is, how are you responding to His interruptions?
My prayer for you is the same as my prayer for myself: that we will learn to embrace God’s interruptions and delight in the amazing things He’s doing despite our perfectly laid plans!