Interruptions

I spend a lot of time at my desk because that is where I do most of my work.  I also have an amazing focus on what I am doing.  This is both good and bad.  It is good because I can zone out a lot of distractions and get a lot of work done.  It is bad in that an interruption really throws my focus off and I have on occasion been quite frustrated because I lost my train of thought.  It then causes me to be rude and sharp.  It is bad also, because I have lost track of time and missed important meetings or stayed up much later than I had realized.

I am currently learning to look at interruptions in a whole new light.  Where I had formerly considered interruptions as a detriment, I am now learning that they are a part of life and sometimes contain a wonderful blessing.  Whereas, in the past I have not appreciated the outcome of my reactions to an interruption, I am now starting to see a better result.  So what is making the change?  First of all, I think that my attitude is changing.  I now view an interruption as something that is important rather than a hindrance to my progress.  Other people make a huge contribution to our progress in life and therefore should be treated as an asset and a blessing.  Situations do not have feelings or preferences, they just are.  Blowing up at them only demonstrate our own need for growth.  Sometimes they are the opportunity we have been looking for.

Another adjustment I am making is that I realized that I was not demonstrating the grace of God.  Instead of being reactive, I am becoming more patient to allow the Lord to work on me and to give the interruption its due attention.  After all it is the Lord that guides the events of our lives and supplies us with all we need to do His will.

In spite of the progress I have made so far, I still have moments of confusion as to what is the right course to take.  I am still a work in progress but I know that the Lord will not leave me half done and He will continue to work on me until He finishes His work on me.  Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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