Joel Osteen Daily Devotional Nov 06 2019

Divine Interruptions

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV

TODAY’S WORD:

We all have times when our plans don’t work out. We get delayed, interrupted and inconvenienced. It’s easy to get frustrated and fight against everything that doesn’t go our way. But not every interruption is bad. Every closed door doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. Every delay doesn’t mean you’re not where you’re supposed to be. God sees the big picture for your life. God knows where every road is leading. He knows the dead ends and shortcuts. A big part of faith is trusting God when you don’t understand why things happen the way they do.

God may close a door because you’re believing too small. If He opened the door, it would limit what He wants to do in your life. An interruption may come because it’s not the right time, or there are other people involved and they’re not ready yet. Sometimes God will allow us to be inconvenienced so we can help someone else in need. We have to be willing to press through difficulty so we can be at the right place at the right time. The next time you’re interrupted, delayed or inconvenienced, don’t start thinking, “This is a pain. This is getting me off schedule.” No, get a new perspective. Look for what God wants to do because it could be divine interruption or divine protection. Trust Him today because He is directing your steps.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You for choosing me. I surrender every area of my mind, will and emotions to You. Use me for Your glory today and teach me to discern Your ways in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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