Melvyn Tan
December 14, 2013 — By tanmelvyn@gmail.com

Do You Ignore God’s Call?

[blockquote source=”Jonah 1:17 (NIV)“]Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.[/blockquote] Disobedience I had this calling for sometime now, to do God’s work. When it was first communicated to me, I denied it outright. I told God, I didn’t have the skill, I […]

[blockquote source=”Jonah 1:17 (NIV)“]Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.[/blockquote]

Disobedience
I had this calling for sometime now, to do God’s work. When it was first communicated to me, I denied it outright. I told God, I didn’t have the skill, I didn’t have the know-how, and I am too old to do this. Besides, how would I do it in my current capacity as a consultant for schools? Besides, if I were to do it, how am I going to provide the best for my family? And so I told God, no I won’t do it as my circumstances do not allow me to.

Distress Call
However, I cannot get this out of my head. It’s like one of those situations where every corner you turn, it is staring right at you in the face. It is as if God has put up a million notices all around town just to get me to reconsider it. After, what seems like a broken record playing in my head, I decided that I’d would do it and pray to God to help guide me and to make it happen for me.

God’s Love
Sometimes, in fact, almost all the time, we do not understand God’s plan. Why would He do this? Why would He save us? I think we do not understand because we do not truly understand God’s love, His unfailing love. Looking for that one lost sheep. Searching for that one coin. Throwing a party to welcome back the prodigal son. It is beyond our comprehension.

But this, we need to know. It is because of His love that’s why we can love. It is inside of us for we are created in His likeness.

Call For Action
So, my friend, if God has spoken to you and have asked you to do His work but you have doubts or are simply at a lost of how to do it; drop me an email. I’d love to hear your story, tell your story, and help you get on the journey to do His glorious work.

Prayer
Father, we thank You for Your unfailing love and most importantly for Your forgiveness even when we have been disobedient. Please guide us in our journey as we do Your glorious work. In Jesus name, Amen.