So as I began my homework for the course , the first few pages completely stopped me in my tracks. God has a way of doing that to me. As a writer and lover of books, the printed word has always been the way God has talked to me and gotten my full attention and he had done it again through Priscilla Shrirer's penmanship. The words read, "Interruptions only become positive when we consider the person or the circumstance interrupting to be more significant than that which currently occupies our attention", (Jonah, pg 13).
Interruptions. Sometimes I feel that if I wrote a memoir of my life that would be a perfect title. Interruptions. I am interrupted a hundred times a day. Interrupted by little ones who have made a mess as I try to teach my oldest daughter, interrupted by little girls when I try to read in my morning time, interrupted by the telephone when I need to finish this laundry pile, interrupted by the hours of the day ending and my to do list still not checked off. I am continually interrupted. Or that is what I would of allowed my self to believe until those words gave me a fresh perspective.
I would not consider any of the above interruptions if I "considered the person or the circumstance interrupting to be more significant than that which currently occupies my attention". This is not the life and legacy I want to leave behind. My children's littlest needs, the friend who calls mid day, God calling me to sleep and rest, the growing chores, they are not interruptions, I am just not considering them significant tasks at the moment and thinking of them as interruptions. What would happen to my day if I considered the interruptions to be opportunities to serve God?
I am excited to continue this bible study and share a fresh perspective on interruptions.....