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Divine Interruptions
9/11/2017

Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:19 (NKJV)

Have you ever found yourself becoming frustrated because you had someone interrupt you when you were right in the middle of doing something?  So, what frustrates us when we are interrupted?  Why does this tend to give us an anxious feeling?  Is it because we have so much on our plate?  Where is the pressure coming from? Is it from outside influences, or just our inward drive?  For those who have an issue with being a high achiever, it can drive you bonkers.

So how can we be better at dealing with interruptions throughout our busy day?

I think it starts with having a proper attitude—you might say, “A Christ-like attitude.”  Let’s take a look at 1 Peter 4:19, because we can see a proper perspective for having a Christ-like attitude.  Peter says, “Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.”  He is basically saying, “Make a total commitment to do the will of God regardless of whatever setbacks come your way.”

So instead of starting your day, hoping or asking God to support what you want to do, you should make the commitment to being open to having God work within your life.  This simply means, you now become open to what He wants to do in, and through, your life as your day unfolds. 

A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. Prov. 16:9 (NKJV)

The benefits are immense for having this new plan for our priorities, starting with being in the will of God.  We will also have a total peace in our mannerism and we will be filled with happiness — a happiness not dependent on our circumstances.  So regardless of whatever God brings into our lives, we can accept it, and we can rest knowing He has a perfect plan.

So how can we know if we are accepting God’s will for our lives during those busy days with full schedules?  Well, I believe if you are truly accepting God’s will, then you will never really be disturbed, because you are actually expecting to be disturbed.  So if I end up being disturbed it was actually because I was never expecting to get disturbed.  But I will never be disturbed if I am expecting disturbances continually.

Q: How can we practically apply this to our daily schedule?

We can begin our day in prayer—asking the Lord to guide our day.  We can ask God to bring any divine appointments or disturbances He wants for our life.  We can now rest knowing He has approved anything coming our way. There is a work in these interruptions and meetings—a work in us, as well as others.

I want to encourage you to remember, there is no better place to be than in the will of God, doing what He lays upon your heart—especially when it was never on your schedule for the day.

STUDY QUESTION: According to 1 Peter 3:19 what should we commit our souls to?   

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Have you found yourself getting uptight when you don’t stay on the schedule you have made for yourself?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Try turning your schedule over to God.  Ask Him to direct and guide your path throughout the day.  Ask Him to bring a divine appointment to you this day, and ask that He would give you whatever words are needed for your conversations.  It will be an amazing blessing.

PRAYER: Father, thank You for guiding me in all that I do. Arrange my schedule today Lord, so I may talk with someone about You.  I pray for Your will to be done in my life this day, and may it bring glory to You.  I ask this in Jesus’ precious name, amen.

 

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 

 

 

 


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