I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at ease in my house and flourishing in my palace. – Daniel 4:1
Have you ever been interrupted by “life?” You were happy and at peace with your life then suddenly something happened and your world was turned upside down? The biblical record tells us that Nebuchadnezzar was “at ease in his house and flourishing in his palace” when a dream messed all that up. Of course, the confusing vision soon became a horribly clear reality and for seven years his life was a mere shadow of its former glory … completely changed.
Will your life be interrupted like that? Well, I hope you won’t lose your mind and wander the countryside like a rabid dog, but yes, I am sure you will have your fair share of difficult, unexpected moments (as have I). So here’s the question you need to answer now, before that moment arrives. Have you given God permission to interrupt your life? He doesn’t really need it, because He is Lord, but it will help you be ready for what might be coming your way.
Nebuchadnezzar was arrogant. Some might say that he had it coming, but arrogant (or just presumptive) we all need to be willing to allow our Creator to determine the course of our lives … to let Him interrupt as He wills.
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet. – Lewis Mumford