Before you can receive a call, you have to hear or sense it. Depending upon where you are in life, distractions can delay, postpone or cause individuals to miss their call. If you allow compromise, impatience and selfish ambition to influence your decisions, you could bypass the life God created for you to live.
So she said to Abram, “The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said, Genesis 16:2.
When individuals feel like they missed God’s calling, panic is a common response. Thinking God was not going to honor the promise of a child, Sarah became desperate. This fleeting act isn’t uncommon as people today often lower their standards before waiting to receive what they desire. Subsequently, careless acts often leads to disappointment, resulting a second rate life, without any clear direction or idea if people are on the right track.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” – Isaiah 6:8.
Despite your current situation, its never too late to receive God’s call. Therefore, remember the words of Isaiah, keeping an ear open for God’s voice. Wait in eager expectation, ready at a moment’s notice. Thus, when a faint whisper is spoken, you will be ready to receive God’s call. Don’t be afraid! Rather, trust in the Lord and God will make your paths straight.
by Jay Mankus