When God Interrupts Your Life

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Psalms 115:3 (NLT) tells us, “Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes.” He is all-powerful and all-knowing, and He can do whatever He likes, but 2Timothy 4:8 tells us that He is a Just and Righteous Judge. He abides by His Word, and He will always do what is good, righteous, true, and best for everyone. He has a plan for all of us, and we learn some information about it in Jeremiah 29:11 and John 10:10. God’s Word tells us that His plan is good, and it is to give us a future and a hope. He proved this to us when He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die as a sacrifice for our sins. Jesus Christ left the throne of God and came to the earth to make a more than abundant life available to us, as God’s sons and daughters. Our Heavenly Father created all that we see. He can do anything that He desires with His power, and He chooses repeatedly to use it to ensure the very best for His children. What an extraordinarily loving parent He is!

1Corinthians 1:30 (NLT) tells us, “God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.” God has united us with Christ. He’s put us together, us living in Christ and Christ living in us. God has also put us in right standing with Him through Christ. He did this by giving us, you and me, the righteousness of Christ. We didn’t deserve it, and we didn’t or couldn’t do anything to earn it. He gave us the righteousness of Christ because He loves us, and wanted us to be like Him; like Father… like sons and daughters.

Everything has a price to be paid. This righteousness had a price, and Jesus paid it. Sin has a price, and Jesus paid it. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death. That’s the price that you and I should be paying ourselves, because we are all sinful, and our sinful actions require a payment. Romans 3:23 says that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but we were incapable of paying a price high enough to get us out of sin’s jail. Our Master Jesus took care of our sin issue. He paid it all. Titus 3:5(NLT) tells us, “he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.”

Now, since we have this new birth and new life, we also have the distinct honor and privilege to walk in all that Christ has made available. But here’s what we must keep in mind, sometimes our personal agendas is different from the plan God has for us. He will not overstep our free-will, but sometimes God will interrupt us when we least expect it, and help us remember our mission.

We forget that our mission is to grow in our oneness with Christ. This means that we are to live as he lived, give as he gives, and love as he loves. When we are in jeopardy of getting too far off the mark from our mission, God will reign us in, and we should welcome this. God interrupts us so that we can get back on track and operate under the covering of His blessing and protection. And not only this, we can gain a better understanding of our purpose and what God has called us to do.

We have many examples in the Word of when God interrupted the lives of men and women, and gave them an opportunity to heed their higher calling. One such example is David. He was the youngest son of his father, Jessie. His father didn’t think in a million years that the prophet, Samuel, would anoint his youngest son, but God chose David to be king of the Children of Israel. In 1Samuel 10:7(NLT), the Lord said to Samuel, “The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Sometimes we make the mistake of focusing on appearances. We think that the circumstances of our lives should be a certain way, and sometimes we also judge others by how they look. Our God is interested in the hearts of those who love Him. He wants our hearts to be humble towards Him and tender towards His people.

Looking at David, a young kid, most would not have seen a king in him, but God knew what he was made of, just as He knows what you and I are made of. Sometimes, we go off the rails with our own personal agendas. We want certain things out of life, and we begin to pursue them—to take them by faith. God is not mad at this, but His way is the only way that gives us success while also causing us to grow into the men and women that He desires us to be.

David’s life was changed forever. In Acts 13:22(NIV), we have record that it was changed in the best way possible. This verse says, “After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’”  Was David perfect? Absolutely not, he made mistakes, some of them real doozies, but David had a mind and heart that was focused on pleasing God by doing what He asked. This should be our commitment as well. Of course we should have personal goals and aspirations in life, but we should always be mindful that God’s agenda comes first. When we forget this, we should be so thankful that He will interrupt us so that we can get back on track.

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“When God Interrupts Your Life”, written by JMack. 4theChristianMan.Com© 2018. All rights reserved. All praise and honor to God through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

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