There is one universal truth about every single person’s Calling… It will change something [everything] in your life.
When I first felt God Calling me to be a preacher, I knew my life would never be the same. Simply put, preachers don’t work at normal jobs with normal hours or normal pay scales. On top of that, I knew I would be going to a different church than I’d grown up in and I knew I’d likely be moving away from my family. I knew I’d live and serve with people that loved me one day and hated me the next, but would quite probably like me again the next day. I knew it would demand sacrifices from me, my wife and my son.
As the implications of my Calling settled in, I realized that EVERYTHING would be changing and I had to decide if I was more committed to the comfort I loved or to the promise I’d given to the God I loved.
The sad fact is, comfort and complacency stop more Kingdom servants from answering the Call than anything else Satan has ever come up with.
When well-intentioned, good-hearted, God-loving people start adding up the pros and cons of answering the Call, it quickly becomes evident that things WILL change. And so many people walk away, unwilling or unable to face a different future, giving Satan yet another small victory.
Don’t let comfort or complacency come between you and the Call! Be confident that the future God is offering is ultimately better than anything you’ve built for yourself.