Today was an interruption day.
I was interrupted on my way the clothes closet by a car accident that took place on the road ahead of me. It was bothersome and annoying and caused me to have only a passing thought on the victims of the accident. I was on my way to conduct God’s work, I didn’t need to be bothered with trifles.
I was interrupted in my work at the closet by a language barrier that was frustrating and completely perplexing. Why can’t every culture put their surnames last like we do? Reaching a foreign culture that needs God’s love was interfering with my giving mojo, very inconsiderate.
I was interrupted by the ladies I worked with at lunch. Apparently, they all had things to say and ideas to contribute as well. Couldn’t they see that I had yet another hilarious story to share?
I was interrupted when I arrived back home. My son needed help with homework. Didn’t he realize that this was my time to rest and rejuvenate before I had to put up with the constant conversation that his dad offers up every night.
I was interrupted at my bible study. One of the ladies wanted to ask lot of questions. My explanations were clear, the material was well researched, how could she not understand? Duh.
And then it hit me, I had interrupted my morning ritual of prayer and bible reading to pack a lunch, check social media, and make another cup of coffee. I had taken my eyes off the gift that the day was and focused on my own little world of selfish desires. The opportunities that God had given me to minster to others had been interpreted as interruptions. The chance to bless had been misunderstood and the “ME” had taken offense.
I pray for a do over day tomorrow where I can do the most good for the most people and remain small in my consideration of myself. I overlook too many beautiful people, things, and gifts when I choose to see a suspension of self as a bad thing.
Most importantly, I can't interrupt my time with God. I lose balance without it.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, and a part-time basket case who wants to be a full time writer.