How’s Your Hearing

Many are invited, but few are chosen.
                   —Matthew 22:14

God singled out Moses and saddled him with a heavy mission: “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt” (Exo. 3:10).

God singled out Saul and saddled him with a distasteful job, appointing him—a dyed-in-the-wool Jew—to be his apostle to the Gentiles.

God’s call is not always so direct. He didn’t single out Isaiah. Isaiah just overheard him asking, “Whom shall I send?”—and he spoke up: “Here am I. Send me!” (Isa. 6:8).

God’s call to you may not be loud or irresistible. It may be a faint whisper telling you about someone who needs a kind word, an encouraging visit, a thoughtful note. Do you hear the call?

Your call isn’t conveyed by how
loudly he speaks, but by how well you hear.

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