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Excuse me… are you busy?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in blog links, service | Comments Off

Excuse me… are you busy?

It doesn’t get much better than this great reminder from Guy (at “The M Blog“) called “Interruptions are my ministry.”

It’s hard to pick just one excerpt from Guy’s post… so here are two. The first:

In the past fourteen days, I have only been able to cross off fourteen items total out of 40+ things needing attention yesterday. That averages to one item accomplished per day!

Why am I getting so little accomplished these days? I can answer that with one word. INTERRUPTIONS. And what is the definition of interruptions? PEOPLE!

And the second:

What if God also has “to do” lists? What if God has on his list today for Juán to call me and see about our getting together for coffee at 2:15 this afternoon and talk about his problems?

When I seriously pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done…” am I not in effect saying, “Lord, your “to do” list has priority. Your agenda today takes precedence over my own.” While meeting Juán at 2:15 may not be on my list, I would be foolish to blow off meeting Juan at 2:15 if he is on God’s list.

What a great reminder! When people “interrupt” our schedule, God has given us an opportunity to demonstrate that we love him and love others more than our own plans. He has given us an opportunity to serve him through serving other people.