Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Jesus Always Had Time for People

Submitted by Sam Nobles
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Galatians 6:10Interruptions are inevitable. It’s just the way life works. For instance, the phone rings while your hands are full, your kids begin “needing” you right when you make an important phone call, or your boss calls you to come in on your day off. Are these interruptions just bad luck, or is it possible that God is in the details of these interruptions for your sake as well as others?

If we look at Jesus’ life, we see him constantly being interrupted.  Actually, the Bible shows us that Jesus madehimself interruptible. Jesus gave some of His greatest teachings in circumstances where He had simply been interrupted. How different this is from us; we hate to be interrupted. To Jesus, the importance of any given situation seemed to lie in the person whose path had crossed his own. Things don’t just “happen” in the providence of God. Your interruption may well be your highest task at that very moment. 
If You Truly Want to Be Used By God, You Need To Make Yourself Interruptible– 
Interruptions are often irritating.  In the hundreds of interruptions of our lives, is it possible that they really could be of a divine purpose? Could God really be saying something to us? God wants us to be ready for interruptions.  
For most people, interruptions are obstacles in the way of our goal of an orderly, serene, comfortable life, but God’s goal for our life is notcomfort. Interruptions may be God knocking on the door of our lives trying to get us to pay attention.
God Is in the Interruptions
Getting irritated or trying not to have interruptions is missing out on the joy of being part of God's plan. I've come to realize in my life thatinterruptions can accomplish at least 3 things in your life:
  1. Interruptions usually allow us to bless someone else. - Each time a person interrupts your tasks, you can choose to see yourself as the hands and feet of God or you can sigh and get impatient. It's totally your decision. 
  2. Interruptions provide unforeseen opportunities and blessings for us. - Practice recognizing each interruption as a win and a blessing from God for doing things with the right attitude. You'll get much more satisfaction that way -
    Interruption is often divine inspiration for godly action. 
  3. Interruptions strengthen our self-discipline. - All moments of being tested (even trivial interruptions) produce patience, which produces endurance, maturity, completion, and perfection.
You and I need to be interrupted by the Lord. I hope you’re not upset when your plans are interrupted or when your program is altered, for truly the Lord is the Great Interrupter – for his plans and for your spiritual growth.  

Scripture to Claim:

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Philippians 2:4

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