Can God Interrupt Your Life?
Raising six kids I have spent a lot of time in preschool ceremonies; parties and graduations. The preschool that most of our children attended had an end of year party in which the children were asked the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I noticed that over the years most of the occupations selected were policemen, firemen, football players and doctors. Unfortunately, I never heard “pastor” as a future occupational choice! But from a very young age we think about what we want to be when we grow up. We have a plan.
Zacharias had a plan for the rest of his life. He was a priest and his duties were pretty well prescribed. He and his wife were beyond child bearing years and so he wasn’t expecting babies in his future. But God had a different plan. God stepped into Zacharias and Elizabeth’s lives and gave them a baby…not just any baby, but John the Baptist. Their lives were never the same. God interrupted their lives.
As a child, I wanted to be an NBA basketball player but at 5’5” and a vertical leap of “not very much”; I couldn’t be an NBA basketball player. I ended up with an engineering degree. My plan changed but I had a plan. I intended on staying in the Navy for 5 years and then getting a job in Atlanta, GA where my wife was from and living there for the rest of my life. But after about three years into my plan, God stepped into my life and changed the plan. Now, I didn’t get to see an angel but I clearly felt His leading and direction. God interrupted my plan with another plan, a plan of ministry. I do not put myself in the category of Zacharias but my wife and I were willing to let God interrupt our plans and give us a new plan. There have been two other times where God stepped in and interrupted my plan with a new plan.
Are you willing to let God interrupt your life? Are you willing to listen to His voice, or respond to an angelic visit if you get one? Is there something right now that you feel God is leading you to do? Let God interrupt your life. You will not be disappointed.