To Be Interruptible





We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer








I’ve worked hard in my professional life to be easily interruptible;  my patients, colleagues and staff need to be able to stop my momentum at any time to ask a question, get an opinion or redirect my attention to something more important than what I’m doing at that time.  As a physician, it is crucial that I remain prioritized from outside my field of vision as I don’t always realize where I’m needed most until someone grabs me.

In my personal life, I struggle with interruptions happening outside my control.  I feel imposed upon when things don’t flow as I hoped or planned– after all,  this is MY life.

Yet God interrupts.  God interferes.  God intervenes.  God intrudes.  God intercedes.

As He must.

I must be ready, accepting, answering His grace with my grace.

It is HIS life living within me, His plan, His timing, His priorities, His story playing out in such a way that it becomes my story.

I can’t skip ahead to see what happens on the last page, but I hope it is one of those stories I don’t want to see end when the last word is written.








2 thoughts on “To Be Interruptible

  1. This is wonderful, Emily. So candid and unwavering.
    Your words bespeak an awareness, utter trust, willingness, humility, the ability to surrender to Him the SELF(ego, free will). All attitudes that I mention here contribute to what I perceive that you are suggesting are part of our seeking and accepting the will of God in our lives. Not always an easy decision for us to make at certain times, especially when the surrender involves our blindness to the future, the possible repercussions of our ‘letting go.’ I am reminded of the quote from Paul’s 2 Corinthians 12: 9 :
    ‘…He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” ‘I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me’

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