When your spiritual phone rings, do you immediately answer the call? Or do you let it go to voicemail and not listen to the message until much later? Sometimes, we may ignore that call from The Divine because we know that any charge from The Lord generally comes with greater expectations of us. It could mean more responsibility or accountability. But we shouldn’t ignore it.
Any call that comes from God is a blessing in our lives. At that moment, you may not feel like you cannot handle the ask, but if you trust in Him, everything will fall into place, and you’ll realize you’re more important and capable than you thought.
Jesus didn’t choose the most established and successful people in the Roman Empire to be his Disciples. He chose the humble and those with open hearts and minds. He chose those he knew would be willing to listen to His message and not immediately dismiss it, as many more established, successful people of His day did.
When that phone rings, we should pick it up without hesitation and do our duty as Christians. There are so many different calls to us in passages of Scripture. One of those calls is found in Matthew 28:19-20, which reads, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
That call is there every time we open Scripture to Matthew 28. And it’s just one of many that Jesus has for us. So let us answer His call when it comes, realizing that it is always for our benefit, and build His kingdom with confidence and faith.
1. Commit Matthew 28:19-20 to memory.