One day, I was sitting in my office, thinking about the next steps in my career. I was getting ready to turn 30 and had been working hard for years. It was time to make some decisions about whether or not to take on a new position at work or continue on this path as an employee of my company. It seemed like everything was falling into place when suddenly my phone rang.
The caller ID said it was God and I almost ignored the call (because why would God be calling me?) but then I thought maybe it wasn’t really him and so I picked up anyway. When he told me he needed $10k within 24 hours or all of creation would end, well…I hesitated briefly before agreeing that yes, that would be terrible! So here’s how we spent $10k in less than 24 hours:
God Will Interrupt Your Entire Life To Get Your Attention
1. God will interrupt your entire life.
God is not a passive force in our lives. He is not a spectator. He does not sit back and watch as we go through life, only intervening when it’s absolutely necessary to save us from ourselves, or when we accidentally get in trouble. God does not intervene only when we are at our lowest points and need help the most; he is active every day of your life—and this means that if you want to experience the power of God in your life, then you have to be willing to allow him into it fully and completely.
In order for this kind of relationship with God to work out well for all involved parties (you included), there are some key things that you will need:
2. You just have to pay attention to see it.
God will interrupt your entire life to get your attention.
You just have to pay attention to see it.
Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Pay attention to what’s going on inside of you. Pay attention to what is happening in your heart, and then act accordingly based on what God has put there before anything else enters into the equation at all.
3. Your job may be interrupted.
Your job may be interrupted. God may interrupt your job to get your attention to something more important than your job. When this happens, you feel that something is missing in your life, but you can’t figure out what it is.
This is a sign that God has a better plan for you than the one you have chosen for yourself and he wants you to know about it so badly that he will interrupt everything else in order for the message to reach you. You will end up looking around at all of the things that were interrupted because of some kind of divine intervention and wonder what happened to them (they are still there; just not where they were originally intended).
4. Your plans may be interrupted.
God may interrupt your plans to get your attention. If you’re not careful, He’ll just drop a bomb on the middle of your life and then walk away while you’re lying there with debris all around you. He might do this because He wants to get your attention so that He can talk with you about something important.
God may interrupt your plans for good reasons: To teach you patience or humility; To keep something bad from happening; To help someone else more than yourself; Or simply because it’s His idea and that’s what He does! Whatever the reason, when God interrupts us in our lives—even if it seems like an unpleasant interruption at first glance—we can rest assured that He has good intentions behind it.
5. Your entertainment may be interrupted.
Your entertainment may be interrupted.
Yes, God can interrupt even your favorite TV show. Have you ever watched a show or movie and seen events unfold that was so shocking and unexpected that you had to rewind the DVR? God will do this for you in real life on occasion. He may interrupt your life in order to get your attention so that He can speak to you about something important.
6. Your hopes and dreams may be interrupted.
Your dreams may be interrupted. But don’t worry, God can use even the most life-changing interruptions to get your attention and help you fulfill your destiny.
Dreams are not just about material things like a new car or house. Dreams are about the things that are important to you:
- The people who matter most in your life
- The work that you do every day
- What makes your heart sing (and cry)
7. Your brain may be interrupted.
Your brain may be interrupted by a thought. This can happen when you are awake or asleep.
A thought may pop into your head that is unrelated to the task at hand, but it still demands your attention. It might seem like an unimportant distraction, but if you don’t stop to consider it, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to grow as a person.
Your brain may be interrupted by a feeling. Sometimes we feel something deep inside us that pulls our attention away from everything else going on around us and toward itself instead—this is called intuition or inner knowing (for some people). Maybe what you are feeling has come up before in other situations and was ignored then? The more often we ignore our intuition when it speaks up, the harder it will be for it to get through next time!
8. Your sleep may be interrupted.
Your sleep may be interrupted. God will interrupt your sleep to get your attention, wake you up, and give you dreams and visions. Some people think that they are so busy and don’t have time for God. The reality is that we all need rest in order to function well. When I travel from place to place I make sure that I get enough rest because the mind needs rest just like the body does. If your mind is not getting enough rest then it will start making up things (hallucinations) which can lead to mental illness or insanity if left unchecked over a long period of time
9. God will interrupt your entire life to get your attention.
You will be interrupted by God. He’ll interrupt your entire life to get your attention. You might be in the middle of work, a conversation, or even a good night’s sleep when suddenly God breaks into your thoughts or calls you to action.
Why does he do this? Because he wants us to know that he loves us and that he’s here for us when we need him the most. When we ignore him during those moments—when we go back to our busy lives and forget about God—we miss out on some of the best opportunities for growth in our faith story.
Don’t give up on asking for help just because no one has answered yet! Keep praying! Keep seeking! And never stop believing that God is listening even if it seems like no one else does (see James 5:16).
If God is interrupting your life, then He loves you. He loves you so much that He wants to interrupt the things that keep you from Him, even when they seem good and right to you.
In a friendly tone
It’s not an option, but it’s also not something we should be afraid of. As humans, it’s our job to listen for God’s voice in any way it comes—through other people or circumstances, prayer or meditation—and respond as best we can with joy and obedience. The key is recognizing His presence in every moment of our lives; when we do that, we will feel more at peace than ever before.
#10: “The Good Life” by Tasha Rube (Article) Outline of the post: