Your Interruption May be an Invitation to Participate in God’s Plan.
By Greg Sanders
Have you made your plans for Christmas yet? Christmas is so busy around my family that we actually set out the date months in advance regarding where and when we will get together. However, the first announcement of Christmas was not part of Joseph’s plan. As a matter of fact, the birth of Jesus through his fiancée, Mary, was the last thing Joseph had planed. It was a major interruption to His plans. In
Matthew 1:18 we learn how it happened. This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
This was not the plan Joseph had in mind. In the natural, things are over. In the natural, this story that Mary gives to Joseph is impossible. In the natural, this is a major interruption. However, beyond the interruption lied a fantastic invitation to participate in God’s plan of redemption for mankind. God’s plans often show up in our lives as interruptions. Why? His ways are so much higher than our ways there is no way we could ever account for them. When I look back over my life, the greatest seasons of growth came through interruptions that served as invitations. It could be that the problem, the struggle, or the trial, that you are facing now is an invitation to trust Him and experience Him in a greater capacity. The invitation to discover Him more and participate in a greater way in His plan often comes in the form of an interruption.
Today’s Challenge: Realize that with every interruption to your plan there is also an invitation to experience Jesus in a greater way. When interruptions come to your life, accept the invitation to discover Him.