By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: Responding to God’s call
Text: Luke 1: 20
And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”
Gideon, as we saw yesterday, had issues with inferiority complex. That has been a reason why some of us are trying to run away from God’s call. There may also be a reason of unbelief, for which we may want to run away from God’s call.
At the age of seventy-five, Abraham (then called Abram), was commanded by God to leave his household to a place He was going to show him. Without, probably, access to a history of who this God was and what He had done, he was challenged to leave what he knew existed for what could exist. Another old aged man, Zachariah, had an encounter with the angel Gabriel. When he was told of his call to be the father of John the Baptist, he did not believe the message. As a result, he went deaf for some time.
There are some of the troubles God has allowed to come your way. He did so because He wanted to reposition you in His will so that you can pay heed to His call. By focusing on the impossibilities of the assignment, we tend to limit the power of the God who did the calling. As such, He reveals Himself to you in His might, just to get you on track. You can ask Jonah in the Bible for his encounter.
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