I think I can fairly confidently make a strong prediction about your day today… you will be interrupted.
According to an article in Forbes magazine, 71% of people say that interruptions are a part of their daily work process. Yes, that means that nearly 3/4 of everybody is tapped on the shoulder, startled by a ringing phone or dinged by their email every day in an unplanned way.
It’s a wonder we get anything done!
So, if we’re going to be interrupted anyway, why don’t we turn it into a spiritual exercise?
Last weekend we focused on the foundational piece of fellowship in our faith. Most notably, I believe, we tried to stress that fellowship with one another doesn’t even begin until we have fellowship with the Father.
This means we have to work on our vertical relationship, long before we have successful horizontal relationships.
So, here’s my challenge for you: make sure you’re starting each day with a few moments of that vertical relationship. Read the Bible, whisper a prayer, take just a moment in silence to listen, and then ask God a question.
Ask God to interrupt you that day with someone that He desires you to have fellowship.
Then, for the rest of the day take every interruption as a potential adventure.
Experience that drop by visit and ask in a private prayer, “God do I need to spend some extra time here?”
When that email pulled you away from your workflow, ask Him again, “Is there something you’d like me to do here?“
First, interruptions are going to happen every day, but if we don’t see them as interruptions and we are looking for God appointed opportunities, that’s a game changer!
Second, inviting someone into fellowship is not only good for them, it’s an incredible blessing for you. And don’t forget, that’s the point.
If we are enjoying fellowship with the God of the universe, we always share that good news “so that“ we might invite others into fellowship with Him and with us as well.
So, let today be the day interruptions become opportunities. But, let it begin with you fellowshipping upward to gain the perspective and strength you need for today!
1 John 1:3 (ESV): that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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