God’s Calling

Have you ever felt as though you were in the right place at the right time? Has someone ever mentioned an opportunity to you, and it felt as though it would be perfect for you? Have you felt God calling you to do something?

It is very likely each of us has felt as though we were at the right place at the right time at some point in our lives. If not, it will happen. It may be as simple as going to the store to pick up something you need, and there is only one of those items left.

Many of us have experienced having an opportunity presented to us and it just felt right. We hear it and think to ourselves that it is perfect. Perhaps it was an opportunity we were looking for and it came available. This may also qualify as being in the right place at the right time.

God calls us in many ways. He leads us down the path He wants us to go by using other people or circumstances. We still have the choice to take advantage of those opportunities. If we do, we reap the rewards of following God’s plan. If we don’t, God will approach us from a different angle. He won’t stop pursuing us. He won’t stop trying to get us to trust Him, follow Him, and follow His plan for our lives.

Jesus called a couple fishermen to follow Him. They weren’t well educated men. They were laborers who worked hard for a living. Yet Jesus knew their potential. He knew His plan for them. He knew who they would become if they simply chose to follow Him.

We see them choose to follow Him. In fact, they follow Him for three years of His ministry and see Him go to the cross. But their story doesn’t end there. They continue following Him afterward. They both went on to spread the gospel throughout many countries. They planted churches. They brought many people to Jesus, helping them to know their Savior.

I pray we all choose to follow the calling God has put on our heart. I pray we recognize the calling God has for us. I pray each one of us chooses to follow God’s plan for our lives. Open your eyes. Open your ears. See and hear God’s calling. Choose to follow Him. Choose to follow His plan for your life.

Mark 1:16-18 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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