11-13 Astonished, I said, “And Master, how long is this to go on?” He said, “Until the cities are emptied out, not a soul left in the cities—Houses empty of people, countryside empty of people.
Until I, God, get rid of everyone, sending them off, the land totally empty. And even if some should survive, say a tenth, the devastation will start up again. The country will look like pine and oak forest with every tree cut down—Every tree a stump, a huge field of stumps. But there’s a holy seed in those stumps.” (Isaiah 6:7-13 – The Message)
So how’s your calling going? What? You don’t think you have one? Well, if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you indeed have also accepted your calling. I do not say “a calling” because the call of God is not generic, it is personal – as personal as HIS relationship with YOU! Now, what does that mean? The answer is… It means whatever God wants it to mean. Take a look at what it meant for Isaiah. Isaiah was asked, “Whom shall I send,” and agreed to go even before he had an inkling what “going” might look like – only to find out that it is going to look like dismal failure. He is told that he will preach but none will listen; none will turn to the Lord and will fall away into despair until only a remnant, a memory, of God and His love remains. Profit after profit and disciple after disciple is called by God and flat out told that the work ahead will lead to frustration, failure and/or death. Still want to sign up? To be called is to be made holy – to stand out – and to take refuge in your relationship with your creator… to take refuge in your calling. May God bless you as you seek and RESPOND to the calling that was placed upon your life the moment you responded to God’s grace. My advice, do what He asks. It is not always easy, but if you submit, you will discover the true power of The Spirit of God.