The “Un” Interruptions


“The brew process has been interrupted.” I looked at the screen of my single cup brewing system for coffee and tea. I’m impatient. Aren’t we all at times? In this culture? I want my great hot drink and I want it now. No interruptions please.

Interruptions. A flat tire, a canceled flight, a loss of employment, an illness, a broken relationship…they happen. Sometimes with little or no warning.

We are all on our way somewhere. To a point of destination. Following a dream. A path of educational gain. Business success—climbing the corporate ladder. Making a name for ourselves—fame. Building a family—a legacy—a ministry. The route to fortune—financial freedom.

Paths in life can’t always be predicted or followed with total precision. Why? That’s the nature of life in this world. We can’t always control the process. No matter how much we want control, there are always factors outside of our control.

Whatever the path…we are on our way. The process will be interrupted—when the “Un’s” happen.

Unexpected delays. Unforeseen tragedy. Uncertain decisions. Unannounced people. Unintended changes. Unplanned events. Unimaginable circumstances.

Those pesky “Un’s.” We can’t undo most, if any “Un’s.” And…none of us are untouchable. No amount of fame or fortune can shield us from the “Un’s.” They will come.

In the midst of uncontrollable and unwanted “Un’s”—there is an “Un” we can welcome with open arms—an interruption we invite—the unfolding grace of God.

“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.” 2 Corinthians 4:16, The Message


© 2014 by Karen Friday

June 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Uncategorized

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Tammy Kilgore says:

very good word Karen.

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