Adrian Rogers told on his national radio program that one day Yonggi Cho, who was then the pastor of the largest church in the world, told his secretary, "I am going to prayer, and I don't want anyone to interrupt me-no one, unless it is the Lord Jesus."
That day the president of Korea came to see him. The secretary apologized that she could not disturb the minister.
Later, the president's wife told Rev. Cho, "You should fire that secretary. My husband is the president of Korea, and your secretary wouldn't let him speak to you."
"I was speaking with the president of the universe," replied Yonggi Cho.
Sometimes it may be pleasing to God for us to respond to God-sent interruptions, but we can trust Him to give us the discernment needed when our desire is to live with our eyes on the eternal.
I often heard my mother quote this poem:
"Time for employment,
Eternity for enjoyment;
This life for the battle,
The next for the crown;
We shall have all eternity to celebrate our victories,
But only the few hours before sunset to win them."
Help us, Father, to be faithful in each day You give us.
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18).