Have you ever been called to do something? At first, you may not have recognized it as a calling. Instead, you probably just assumed it was a “thought” or an “idea.” And you brushed it off, ignored it, and moved on.
And then a few days, weeks, or months later, that same “thought” or “idea” popped in your head again. Or maybe you saw something or heard something that aligned to that idea you had. Before you know it, the idea kept coming – through signs, coincidences, heart tugs, affirmations, suggestions from others.
Friends, if God calls you to do something, or be someone, don’t ignore Him. You likely won’t understand why. You’ll likely doubt your capability. But if God says, “follow me,” do not ignore. Do not delay. Do not say, “ok, but first” just like the man did in Luke 9:59-61.
He said to another man, “Follow me.” But the man replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Still another said, “I will follow you Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family.”(emphasis mine)
You will always be inclined to make excuses for why the timing isn’t ideal and think that there are a laundry list of other things you need to tend to before you answer His calling. But remember: God doesn’t place something on your heart and then desert you when you accept.
No, He is a lamp for our feet, a light on our paths (Psalm 119:105). He is the light of the world and whoever follows Him will never walk in the dark (John 8:12).
Don’t look back. Don’t make excuses. Don’t delay.
It WILL be scary.
It WILL feel uncomfortable.
It WILL look like nothing you’ve ever done before.
But, say “YES” anyway.
It’s okay to take a minute or to confer with a trusted friend. But too much time and too much analysis will let Satan in to dissuade you and whack you down just like a mole; give him time to give false merit to those nasty lies he put on your mind in the first place.
No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.Jesus in Luke 9:62