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Constructive Interruptions

One of my favorite shows is A Different World and my favorite episode is, of course, the wedding episode. If you haven't watched the show this is a spoiler alert. The sitcom aired from 1987 to 1993. The show emerged as a love story between two of the main characters, Whitley and Dwayne. However, they ended up breaking up during their engagement. Whitley fell in love and became engaged to another man. She was unsure about carrying on with the wedding because deep down she still loved Dwayne.

One of my favorite moments was when Dwayne interrupted the ceremony, asking Whitley to be his wife. They end up getting married. However, I think the interruption started the night before, when he showed up and interrupted her mind before the ceremony. He expressed his feeling of love for her which prompted her to do the same. Whitley was able to be herself with Dwayne and they supported each other’s purpose. This interruption was constructive.

Interruptions are often thought of being bad news. An unexpected bill comes, unexpected sickness, a heart break are all interruptions to our peace. Interruptions can become constructive interruptions. An unexpected bill could be motivation to look for a better paying job or start that side business. Unexpected sickness could transform into learning more about being healthy. An interrupted heartbreak can turn into a better, healthy relationship. All bad interruptions turn into constructive interruptions when we give everything to God and allow Him to lead us to the blessing.

Depression is another interruption that can lead to constructive interruption. The depression could lead to talking to someone about what's ailing. There might be some trauma that is tucked away emotionally that was never dealt with. The depression became constructive interruption because it revealed what has too emotionally fixed.

Jesus was a constructive interruption. He walked around interrupting normal way of living to give people healing, faith, hope, and love. He interrupted the woman by the well, the man by the pool, the woman about to be stoned for her sins, and Lazarus sleep. The interruptions were confusing to those that didn’t believe, but to those that received the interruptions they were blessings. Proverbs 19:21 NIV says, "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."

When interruptions happen remember that there is another side to that interruption. It might seem annoying and devastating while it’s happening but be encouraged. God’s plan is to not destroy but to give life and to prosper. Seek God for answers about the interruption and don’t lose faith by turning backwards. Keep moving forward in your faith with God.


Dear Lord,

Thank you for being the planner of our lives. I pray for anyone going through an interruption right now Jesus, that You will give them peace and understanding. I pray You will turn their interruption into a constructive interruption so that You will get the glory. Please heal everyone that is hurting from the loss of a loved one. Please heal those that need physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. In Jesus name, Amen.

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