Author’s Note: Hi everyone! I’m SO sorry about the late post! I was majorly swamped Sunday Night.
This past Sunday during church, the Pastor’s sermon really stuck with me. His message revolved around dealing with life’s interruptions.
So often we are faced with interruptions put in place by the enemy whose sole goal is to persuade us away from Christ. It has been this way starting with Adam and Eve and the Serpent who persuaded Eve to take a bite out of the forbidden fruit.
“Don’t put a period where God wanted a comma to be” Rev. Edlen Cowley
Even Mary and Joseph experienced interruptions in their life when they were told that their life would forever change with the birth of Jesus. Imagine the ridicule the two must have faced. In times such as these they would have been shunned by their friends and families and forever looked down upon. However, Mary accepted the duty and went through with the deed with her head held high. She and Joseph placed a comma after their engagement and turned to more important duties such as preparing for the birth of the Messiah.
Today, we can learn a lot about how to go about our pain and struggle through stories such as Mary and Joseph’s, and learn how not to go about our struggles through stories such as Adam and Eve’s. We are all sinners, but placing a comma where we need to take a pause may help us from closing off opportunity in life. Dealing with pain and strife is difficult, but with the help of our Faith in our Savior, we can get through anything.
1 Corinthians 10:13 says “God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear”
Though what we face challenges as Christians, we will never be given a temptation that you cannot overcome. You are powerful, strong, and capable of great things.
Throughout your week, remember that when dealing with one of life’s many interruptions, do not put a cap on the struggle, work through it. Instead of placing a period, place a comma. Work through the situation with grace and the knowledge that you are capable of dealing with any obstacle you may face. Let the novel that is your life continue and develop into something that would make your author proud. You are made in the image of God and you are gifted with the joys that He has given you. As one chapter of life ends, a new, more impactful one begins.