People often shy away from doing something outside of their circle of comfort because they feel ill equipped to pursue and execute such an undertaking. These undertakings can be a small thing during one’s day such as giving someone a compliment. The undertaking could be taking on a new job or new responsibility at work. The task could be starting or participating in some ministry at your church. The undertaking could even be writing a book.
If the undertaking is part of a bidding from God to do something He is calling you to do for Him, look out! You are in for the ride of your life. God does not call the equipped. He equips the called. If the calling is from God, all things, then, are possible and doable. The outcome will not only entail the exhilaration of the accomplishment of the task at hand, but will also encounter many unplanned things learned, accomplished, plus the grace received for doing God’s will.
One thing to be certain of, God does not put into play random acts. When an opportunity’s doubt arises, along with the look and feel of the mounting challenge, the undertaking may look entirely random as well. This randomness then could make the call feel less important as it looks to be just a single pebble tossed into a pond. I tell you, 20 years later, when one looks back on one’s life’s journey over that time, one can then start to see God’s plan hatching. One can start to see the steps presented, taken and missed that have served as the stepping stones that got one where one is today. These things that looked like random choices, in the day, now look like a roadmap to your journey with and to Christ.
It is important, then, to relish and accept your opportunities, to do Jesus’ biddings. Each challenge taken on through Jesus serves to expand one’s circle of comfort, to lead one to be closer to give one’s self completely to Jesus; to be a better steward with the gifts that God has given you.
As seen in my fire story, by me accepting a calling from Jesus, others are then invited to accept Jesus’ calls to participate in my call as well. Others now are allowed to expand their circle of comfort and receive their gushes of grace.
So, don’t be shy about saying “Yes” to any of Jesus’ calls to do something great or small for Him. God either has already given you the gifts and talents necessary, or will grant you them in order for you to step out and do His will. Jesus equips the called. What better way to take a step toward your salvation. You may just bring one or more brothers with you. Say “Yes” to Jesus. Change the world! Amen.