31st March 2011

Don’t Call Him…He’s Calling You

“…No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
John 6:44 (NKJV)

It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, being interviewed is stressful. Maybe it’s for a new job or to join something that really matters to you—a club or an institution. And it doesn’t matter whether we’re doing the seeking, or whether someone else has approached us, we’re still full of apprehension.

I remember the one occasion I was ‘head-hunted’ for a job. I had lunch with the directors and was shown around the place by the Deputy Managing Director; afternoon tea in the boardroom, and so on—it went on for hours. In fact, all that attention only made it worse because I knew after about 15 minutes that there was no way I could work for this outfit.

How wonderful then, to realise that it is God who calls us. And the glory is, there’s no interview; no being vetted by some board of directors; no potential veto or rejection.

Even more wonderful is the fact that when God calls you, he won’t even let you go without a struggle. Jesus tells us, “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” You can ignore the call, but he’ll keep nudging. I’ve seen him do that for some people I have known, year after year. We all have free choice, but until we come to that place, where we know that Christ is our personal Saviour, that he died for us, and that we need to respond, God will keep calling—and there’s no interview, no black-balling, no stress.

Loving Father, I accept that Jesus died for my sins, that your love has already covered all that sin that hangs so heavily around me. I believe, Father; but help my unbelief. Strengthen my faith in Jesus, I pray.

Study by John Stettaford

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