‘As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen. “Follow Me,” He told them, “and I will make you fish for people!” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.’ (Matthew 4:18-20 HCSB)
Have you ever second guessed yourself? You know what I love? When others say, “you’re wrong”, or “you can’t do it that way” because it’s ‘different’ from the way that it’s always been done, or it’s different from the way that the “scientific theory” proves, or it’s not “standard protocol” … and you ease on out there and do it anyway because you follow the true call of your heart – the call of your Maker. You chose to put all your eggs in your Creator’s basket. You know, it’s like standing at the T in the road and both lead to the same place and the left turn says “their way” and the right says “my heart’s listening to the Holy way”. True, their way may be proven in today’s age; and, true, the comfort of ‘going along’ sure has it’s benefits … ultimately, it’s your call. Even when the wheels fall off, you get to choose your reaction. You get to choose your response to everything. And, spectators will sneer.
It may seem somewhat wild,
fly by the seat of your pants,
plan as you go,
and geez – what would your mother say?!
The God of the Universe may be taking you through a place where others will no longer recognize you (your closest allies knew you had it in you all along). It could be what you were born for.
Think about it.
Let yourself be called.
Even if they laugh.
Or, get mad.