Do you trip over, or treasure interruptions? The way you perceive something will determine a lot about the outcome. An interruption is usually inconvenient, sometimes messy, and never on the checklist of to- dos. I wonder if I miss some beautiful, fulfilling, messy gifts because I didn’t like the wrapping. To find out if this was indeed true, I conducted a little experiment for myself. It went like this:
I started my day with the usual list of tasks; wrote them all down and even starred the priorities. After I felt satisfied, I released half of them to another day… which means I had more than enough time to finish the few left. This felt foreign, but I purposed to leave room for God to really move. And He did.
Richer conversations, opportunities to help people, moments to reflect on God’s amazing creations, and a most surprising one: rest. My checklist is not as tidy these days, but my heart is thriving as I walk it out with the Lord. Give it a try! You will not regret it one bit.
The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Psalm 85:12
I chose to treasure the interruption of this messy crew that arrived at the back door right at a meal time. Our food got cold; but the squeals of delight as I hosed them down still ring sweet in my ears. Worth it.