If God Called Your Name How Would You Answer
We’re in this busy thing called life and for most of us it comes at us fast and with a fury like we’ve never seen before. We have a job that is demanding, a family that depend on us and friends who are there when things get a bit rough, but what if God called your name? Would you answer or would you even hear him? Jesus said that his sheep recognize him and hear his voice. So are we his sheep?
Many times we might be running a string of really good luck and things are just falling into place. We got that promotion at work and now we can afford to trade in that old clunker for something dependable and well a bit more stylish.
The family has grown since we moved into that little cottage and we could really use a bigger place. Maybe a 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath with a 2 car garage so why not get a place with a pool too? The kids really do need a school nearby so they can walk to school and back so mama doesn’t have to worry.
And with the extra money coming in maybe we can give a bit more to the church because as the pastor says God loves a cheerful giver. The kids like Sunday school and maybe we can give some of our time on Sunday mornings too.
Yes life has been good, we’ve gotten new clothes for everyone and we just need a few more years like this one and we’ll be on top of our finances.
I think we should celebrate and take the family out for some Chinese food.
What if at this very moment God called your name? Would you answer or would you even hear him? Maybe he’d speak to you from that fortune cookie “I will make you a fisher of men” or the one that said “You will be my instrument to stop evil”. How would you respond?
Remember in the book of 1 Samuel 3: 5-10 when the boy Samuel was ministering to Eli and in verse 4 “that the LORD called Samuel; and he said, “Here I am!” This happened 3 times but each time Samuel thought that Eli had called him and in verse 9 “And Eli said to Samuel, “Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for Your servant is listening.” In verse 10 “Then the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.” Then the LORD proceeded to tell Samuel that he was going to do something in Israel that would make everyone’s ears tingle.
Throughout recorded time God has spoken to and through his creation telling of the wondrous and sometimes fearful things we was about to do, primarily to bring about a behavioral change in his people. Often times the change did not occur immediately but could take years or not happen at all, in which case God would take a different approach.
In 2 Chronicles 7:14 “and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”
God is Sovereign and does as HE pleases. When we humble ourselves before God and pray we know that God hears us and that he will answer, because he said he would. We must pray according to the Word of God because that is how he answers – according to his word.
God is not a man that he should lie and in fact God is truth and therefore cannot lie. The heart of man is sinful and deceit comes from his heart and out of his mouth. We lie better than a rug. Can God use someone who knows of but doesn’t really know God? God can and does use any part of his creation to do his will. God will not force his will on anyone.
God requires a willing heart and an obedient soul. To do great things for God you must commit yourself to his purpose and his will for your life. Does that make you a better person? Most certainly not! Obedience humbles you before God. It allows you to be willing and it gives you strength from God to accomplish the task, provided you don’t give up. What if people criticize or make fun of you? Should it really matter? No!
When God calls you he will equip you and go before you clearing the way so that his purpose will be done. When mountains appear or obstacles block your path God himself will walk beside you through it all. He will be your God through the valleys, over the mountains and across the waters.
We have many biblical examples of men and women, boys and girls who answered when God called their names. Each was equipped by God for a specific task or purpose. Had any one refused to answer the call God would have found a different way to deal with them. Remember Jonah chapter 1 where Jonah was swallowed by a great fish (a Whale) because he did not want to go when or where God called him?
As I have said, God uses his creation to accomplish his purpose. We have a modern day example of a man who religiously went to church when he could, yet lived like the devil as the fruits of his labor have shown. The man had fame, fortune and all the toys a man could want. He was both a failure and a success by worldly standards he had the Midas touch (referring to King Midas) and what he touched turned to gold.
God had many years earlier placed a longing into his heart that was ever present and would not go away. One day this man felt that longing even stronger and sought ministerial advice asking for prayer, guidance and wisdom on how to proceed.
That man was Donald J. Trump and that longing was to run for President of the United States. After assembling prayer warriors for prayer and supplication before God it was confirmed in his spirit and he committed himself to run in 2015. During the campaign it was revealed and prophesied to him before an assembly of Godly men that God had chosen him to be the 45th President of the United States and that he would be an Isaiah 45 president. He had been chosen to stop evil and become the sword to the spirit of political correctness that had taken over our nation. On January 20, 2017 Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States.
As I write this we are on the eve of the 2020 election cycle running its course and I will not go into detail about the past 4 years or what the future holds, but I ask – “was America worth it”? If he had known then what he knows now would he have answered the call of God?
What I know in my spirit is that God is in complete control and has promised to stand beside this man, this President during this time and on this day – God will never turn away. The best place to be is in the perfect will of God! – I am the Real Truckmaster!