Better Than We Planned

Interruptions are not new. Rarely does a day pass by as planned. Life is filled with inconveniences. Our plans are constantly delayed by forces that are out of our control. The list never ends. Sickness, Conflict, Traffic jams, Forgetfulness, Appliance malfunctions. Incompetence, Laziness, Impatience.

What we cannot see, however, is the other side of inconvenience. We think it has no purpose other than to discourage us, make life more difficult, and thwart our plans. . However, inconvenience could be God's way of protecting us from some unseen danger, or it could be an opportunity to show God's grace and forgiveness. It might be the start of something even better than we had planned. Or perhaps, it could be a test to see how you respond to adversity. Whatever the case, even though we may not know God's reason, we can be assured of His motive - to make us more like Jesus and to further His kingdom here on earth.

To indicate that the followers of God throughout history have been inconvenienced would be an understatement. But when you really examine it, God had a purpose. Knowing this, we can thank Him, being confident that He is giving us an opportunity to "redeem the time" (Ephesians 5:16).

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