By Antrea Wilson
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8 NIV)
Have you ever really gotten settled in your lifestyle or in your relationship with the Lord?
You love your church, the groups you belong to, the work that you do, and you’re comfortable. Then, a word from the Lord takes you out of your comfortable life. That’s what I call a ‘Life Interrupted!’
What do you do?
Do you run like Jonah?
Do you question God like Gideon?
Do you just do it like Noah?
This topic really dealt with me considerably. I’ve done like Gideon and Jonah which is to do everything to avoid my life being interrupted.
I love to run. So when, my life gets interrupted, I will pack up and go.
In the book of Jonah, God interrupts his life in a might way. Jonah was comfortable being a prophet to his people. He did not want to go to Nineveh so he ran. God caused Jonah, an insignificant person with an insignificant task, to have a ‘Life Interrupted.’ God caused the sea to rage and Jonah to get swallowed by a big fish. This, of course, brought him back to reality.
Jonah cried out to the Lord in prayer and he vowed to do what was asked of him. He went to Nineveh. As a result, the people of Nineveh turned from their evil ways. Immediately, God made Jonah a significant person with a significant task resulting in a divine intervention.
Running solves nothing. God has a plan according to Jeremiah 29:11. We must trust that what we see as an interruption, God sees as a divine intervention for us to be used as a vessel. Remember, a ‘Life Interrupted’ by God is the ‘Privileged Life.’