If you are anything like me, you do not enjoy having your rhythm interrupted.
I live by my calendar. I survive by planning. If it isn’t in my calendar, there is very little chance that it will get remembered or accomplished. I wake up, start my routine, and boom, I’m out the gate.
Tell me if you can relate to this scenario:
I get up in the morning and I begin my day. Depending on the day, I will do different things, but there is always intentional motion. I am moving from one goal the the other. Shower, shave, read, reflect, breakfast, get dressed, exercise, walk the dog, feed the dog, and several other things, and that’s just before heading out to work.
But I’m moving baby. I’m making things happen. I am enthusiastic that I will be crushing my goals this day.
And then I hear a voice, usually a female voice, usually belonging to one of the three most important women in my life right now. And the first three words I hear are the following:
CAN YOU PLEASE…
Oh no! Rhythm over. Day destroyed. Goals forgotten.
Now this may sound dramatic, but it’s not. I was moving. I was making it happen. And now there is a request:
Can you please take…
Can you please do…
Can you please remember…
Can you please help with…
And now my perfectly planned day is disrupted.
It bothers me. And it’s really not their fault. It’s just the way the world is. The world is full of disruption.
And no one knows that better than us, those who have gone through this past year learning about how much our lives can be disrupted.
And if you are anything like me, you don’t like it.
These next few blogs are going to be about a subject that is difficult for me. And here is the major theme that I would like you to keep in mind:
DISRUPTION IS GOOD
Yeah, I know. What an awful point to make, but it is true, unfortunately. And I hope that, as you read these blogs, you will be willing to embrace disruption in your life. Bear with me as we wrestle through this reality, through this truth. I think, I hope, it will help us grow and come closer to our God.
How do you deal with disruption in your life? Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.