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but what a blessing and privilege it is!
In Acts 9:1-9, we read about another interruption that radically changed a man's life. Here we see Saul of Tarsus. He was a man who hated Christians and persecuted them to the death. He was traveling on the road to Damascus to carry out further orders to put Christians in jail. However, a light flashed around him causing him to fall to the ground, and he heard the voice of Jesus asking him why he was persecuting Him. This was an amazing interruption in a life that was dedicated to the destruction of Christians. Of course, we know how it ends. Saul becomes a believer in Jesus Christ and turns the known world of his day upside down by taking the Gospel to the Gentiles.
Both of these cases point to the fact that God has a perfect plan which often over rides our daily list of "to do's". The problem comes in when we look upon interruptions with frustration, fear, irritation and doubt. What we see as an obstacle to getting something done may really be, in fact, a greater blessing than we could ever realize.
Recently, when I went in for some heart testing, I felt it might be a waste of time or interruption to my daily routine. Nevertheless, I went through the tests and discovered there was a problem and it was addressed putting me back on the road to improved health. I believe it was one of those divine interruptions we often complain about. It has made me realize that we need to look upon intrusions from a different perspective. We need to be able to exchange our "to do list" for His when He brings along interruptions. Seeing it as an opportunity to serve the Lord will change our response to interruptions. Selah!