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What Is It Like To Be Called?

Did you ever wonder what it was like to be called by Jesus? Peter and Andrew were just hanging around their fishing nets and along comes this guy and he says, “Come follow me!” And they did! They just left everything and followed him. What did they really hear in their hearts, what did they feel, how did it happen that men would leave everything on the spot and follow a man. I’m guessing that something stirred inside them maybe they felt an attraction of love, or an irresistible power? What was it? Was it a pull, did they see something new someone they could trust? Scripture does not say but their lives were never the same after that. I always wondered what I would be like would I drop everything and leave and follow? What would it take for me to follow? Wouldn’t it be fun to hear the call?

Jeremiah 1 says “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you.”

I’m thinking that if we all had a call; what would it be? Maybe it’s a call to know God. Maybe it’s a call to feel his love? Maybe it’s a call to know whom we belong to. Maybe it’s a call to leave what our heart is set on and follow the one who stands in front of us and knocks on our door. Could we drop everything and follow love? I bet we could; I bet the deepest longing of our hearts is love and belonging. It shouldn’t be too stressful to listen, if he is the one doing the calling, Its not up to me.

I was reading some studies done in a Christian Psychology Journal; the studies were on people who followed the call on their lives and satisfaction statistics of finding life’s purpose. It got me thinking about the idea of a call on our lives.

Isaiah 43:1 “I have called you by name you are mine”

I don’t know about you but I am going to listen. Listen for my name to be called deep within. He knows me better than I even know myself, he knows my name, my heart, my struggles, my dreams. Maybe Peter and Andrew just heard Jesus call their name and they knew.

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