Interruptions. They’re aggravating, sometimes infuriating.
They make us want to tell people what we think of them. But how we handle
interruptions actually tell us more about ourselves.
The prophet Jonah’s existence was interrupted by a call from
God that would require a complete change of life, and it scared him enough to
make him run in the opposite direction. Yet, what seemed to him to be an
unnecessary and useless interruption was really an opportunity for Jonah to be
involved in something the likes of which the Old Testament world had never seen
before. This interruption was really a divine intervention, and it held more
adventure and possibility than he could ever have imagined.
We, like Jonah, tend to run from interruptions. When major pains and
minor problems cause a hiccup in our carefully calculated plans and goals, we
head in the opposite direction. Who knows what we might be missing by running
from what could very well be God’s means of steering us toward the most
magnificent outcome of our lives? Jonah could tell us a story or two, as could
you, and popular conference speaker and author Priscilla Shirer does so as well
in this very personal account of opportunities lost and lessons learned—and the
amazing freedom and fulfillment that comes from going with God even when He’s
going against your grain. Download and start listening now!