How do you respond when you are interrupted?
I was interrupted yesterday as I was writing my blog and wasn’t able to finish and publish it. It has been my goal to publish every Wednesday and it has happened for a long time, until yesterday.
But, in all fairness I was having a hard time coming up with something to begin with so the interruption convinced me even more that I just wasn’t to keep going with what I had been working on.
However, the interruption yesterday was a good reminder that sometimes there are things that are more important than what I think is important.
It was an interruption that I could have put off. I could have said that I needed to write and not gotten involved in the discussion. I could have said that I would get back to them later when I had time to talk.
But, I’m glad I didn’t.
First of all I wouldn’t have been able to concentrate on my writing because I would have been thinking about what I would say later.
And second, I’ve found that some conversations just need to continue without interruption.
Either way something needed to be interrupted and I chose for it to be my writing.
And that brings me to today when I once again have just a few minutes before I am interrupted again with the things I need to do today.
So, I am reminded of the many times Jesus was interrupted. His celebration at a wedding was interrupted, His sleep was interrupted, His quite times were interrupted, as He walked along the roads His day was interrupted…
But every time someone needed Him, Jesus stopped what He was doing and took care of the need.
Jesus demonstrated the heart of His Father towards people. Jesus’ agenda was to do His Father’s will. The needs of others who came looking for Him were the very things Jesus came to do.
So God’s heart of love demonstrated by Jesus shows me that God is always available!
In fact God loves it when I interrupt Him and He will always make time for me! May this be an encouragement to you today as well. If you have a need, no matter how big or small, you can interrupt God and tell Him about it. He knows you completely, He understands what you are going through, and already has an answer waiting for you.
All you need to do is interrupt something that you think is important, put it aside, and go and talk with God. It will be worth whatever you think is more important!
I don’t know if my conversation yesterday was helpful or not. I trust that God used me to speak words of life and to demonstrate His love through my willingness to be interrupted.
I thank God for His heart of love for me; knowing I can go to Him with all my needs and know that He will listen, understand, and answer me.
And I pray too that I will be willing to be interrupted and respond as Jesus did…
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” Philippians 2:3-5