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.