I would like to make 2013 a year where I delight in “interruptions.” Personally, I can talk a lot about God’s sovereignty, but I also easily forget that He is in control of every aspect of my life, especially when my day doesn’t go as I hoped. Though I work out a plan, He is the ultimate planner. I read this blog today and was encouraged. The author quotes C.S. Lewis who has a great truth about the subject. I think this quote needs to go where I can read it every day in 2013…
“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’, or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life – the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination.”
(from a 1943 letter from C.S. Lewis, included in Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C.S. Lewis)
January 7, 2013 at 10:39 am
That is just brilliant. Thank you.
January 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm
So, there’s not really any interruptions, it’s just life playing out the way God wants it?
January 8, 2013 at 11:16 am
Oh, there are interruptions, I think, but they are really God tapping you on the shoulder. This changes the way we see them, no?
January 8, 2013 at 8:54 am
Good, because I have to interrupt you a lot. 🙂
January 8, 2013 at 11:17 am
Hah! I didn’t think about that…I take it all back.
January 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm
I like “God tapping you on the shoulder”. Now that’s an interruption I could live with 🙂