Answering The Call
My music was playing. The lights were dim. My bed was half made. Laundry was falling out of the basket and clothes were scattered across the rug. Makeup and hair projects ruled my dresser top. The fridge was full of leftovers I would probably never eat. Amongst this clutter and the mess swirling around in my heart God decided to speak to me.
Long before I even realized it God decided to love me. He made the decision that I was worth the fight.
Now, It was my turn. I had to answer the call. Fighting through my tears and pride I whispered to God and said: “Hello God, this is Dominique and I’m ready.” I was ready to stop feeling unworthy. I was ready to get rid of my insecurities. I was ready to stop smoking and having sex. I was ready to stop feeling like a third wheel in all my friendships. I was ready for something new.
RING* RING* RING* - God is calling! Eternity is on the line and it will not get back to you 3-5 business days.
Will you answer the call!?
Why do we put God on the other line? We will have a conversation with idolatry pride all the while putting God on hold. I put God on hold because I was scared. I didn’t like the idea of God coming in breaking me down. I didn’t like the idea of him stripping me form all my friends. I was afraid that God would show me who I really was. I was comfortable and not ready for God to take over.
Little did I know that when God broke me down, he was prepared to build me back up. In the book of Jeremiah God called him to be a prophet. Jeremiah didn’t feel qualified at a young age to do what God called him to do.
Jeremiah message to Jerusalem and Judah was of God’s destruction. He warned them to turn away from their idols and false gods and to repent. It was not the easiest or most popular message to preach.
Despite being hated, beaten, thrown in jail Jeremiah continued to speak. He continued to fulfill the calling on his life. (reference Jeremiah chapter 25-26)
Have you ever felt like Jeremiah?
I know I have. I’ve doubted the call on my life and dreams because of my age. At times I just don’t feel “ready.” I tell myself to wait until I’m 25 or 30 as if that's a magic age where my life will perfectly come together.
We cannot put off the things that God tells us to do. Delayed obedience is disobedience. I’ve learned that even in my feelings of inadequacy that I am enough. I’ve learned that once God gives me an instruction, he will provide me with needs to make it happen.
My job is to trust and obey. Not to worry and doubt.
Now it’s your turn.
It’s time to hang up on a life of sin. It’s time to stop making excuses. It’s time to pick up the phone and say “Hey God, I’m not perfect but I’m ready.”