When God calls
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. Genesis 12:1-4
When God was building a nation to be called His own to be used for His purposes, He called Abram. This nation would be instrumental in blessing the nations and would be the place where the Savior would come. It was through God’s direction and initiative that one’s life would experience drastic change. This is the pattern that you could see from the Bible. God called ordinary people for specific assignment that they could not have thought for themselves. The call came unexpectedly to those who had the vaguest idea that God would call them. What God sees is their hearts that are willing to trust and to follow His leading. Moses, in spite of his speech impediment, was called by God to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt. It was the youngest son of Jesse who was tending sheep that David would discover that it was through his lineage that the Savior would come. Mary could not believe the angel telling her that she would conceive the Son of God. It was the twelve disciples, composed of ordinary men, that the gospel will be shared throughout the world. All through history, you read about people called by God to do extraordinary things that would impact the people during their time. You might be noticing that God is leading you to do something new in your life. When you discover that He is prompting you to take action so your life could be a blessing to others, do not hesitate to follow. Do not make excuses instead trust His plan and continue to grow in your intimacy with Him. Walk closely with God and do not let the busyness of life prevent you from experiencing the blessings because you are not willing to trust Him. Once you open up yourself to His working and His leading, He will do something through you that is beyond your imagination. “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20).