Pardon me, or excuse me, are words we use to get through people that we are interrupting their path when we cross. Have you noticed that in reading the Bible that almost every “great” that is mentioned are people who allowed God to interrupt their lives with His will. They were willing to make tremendous sacrifices for God and God rewarded them or their families only because of their willing to submit to God’s way. (Esther 4:14 For is you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?) Joseph saved a nation from starvation, but not before God dramatically removed him from his comfortable home where he was his father’s favorite and allowed him to be imprisoned for many years. Joseph probably wasn’t planning a life of hardship and rejection, but God took him through those things in order to position him to be in the right place at the right time. But Joseph could only know that after the fact. Esther was a young maiden who undoubtedly had plans for her future when suddenly, without warning, she was asked to do things that left her frightened for her life, but her wise uncle knew that God had brought her to this point in her life and allowed everything she had endured in the past to prepare her for a moment of greatness. These people had plans, but they let God interrupt them, and they followed Him instead. If you will decide that you don’t mind having God interrupt your life, He can prepare you, too, for moments of greatness and use you in awesome ways. Pastor Don [image: image.png]