It’s amazing to me how people can go through life carefree. They virtually do not think about anything else other than themselves and their own selfish lifestyles. I remember walking through a restaurant one time to use the restroom and passing by a large group of people sitting there carefree, eating their dinner. They were on their phones, yapping about this or gossiping about that and it all seemed so vain and frivolous to me. About 4,000 babies were killed that day (Proverbs 6:16-17), and all they could think about was the meaningless activities they were taking part in that were a complete waste of time and had no eternal value whatsoever.
If something weighs on me, it weighs on me. If there is something that I need to do, it will be burdensome to me till it is done. If I have some big undertaking that I have to labor through, I am moved to action to see it completed and completed quickly and correctly. However, some people are not that way. They take the things of God lightly and get around to it when they get around to it. I feel the burden of my part in the body in ministry. I feel the need and desire to tract people (Give them the Gospel) when we are out in restaurants and grocery shopping, not just when we are doing ministry events around the country. There is a sense of urgency about what needs to get done, and there is no time to waste. Do you feel that way about the call of God in your life?
Some people, many of them “professed Christians,” seem to walk through life with no sense of urgency, no quickening by the Spirit of God. They hear the beckoning of the call of God in their lives and yet they take their time. They are slow to respond, if they even respond at all. If you say anything to them about it, often they will give you the response of, “Well what’s wrong with you? What’s the urgency?”
It makes me think of the parable of the king who in Matthew 22:1-5; 8-9, who was preparing a marriage for his son.
“And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise…Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.”
Are you one of those who makes light of the call of God in your life? Are you one of those who has to be coerced or convinced to come when the king calls you? Are you making excuses that you have to do this or go and do that, which will never fare well on Judgment Day? If you are, it’s time for you to change and repent (I John 1:9).
We need to do something about the problems that we see in America today. It’s not getting any better, and it’s only going to get worse unless we do something about it. Don’t be like those who rejected the king when he called and made up every excuse in the book as to why they could not come. Be like those who answered the call of their king and came when He bid them. The world is waiting to hear Christ and see Christ through you. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
Take heed to your calling and what the Lord has purposed you to do. There will be no excuses on Judgment Day…None. Choose you this day whom ye will serve as the Bible says in Joshua 24:15. Who is it gonna be? God’s way or your way? The choice is up to you.