“Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.” (Matthew 4:22)
Wow! They left everything in an instant…and I mean, everything! Family, career, comfort of home…the original 12 ventured into the great unknown on the simple belief that they were about to enter their highest call.
It may not be easy; it may even come with great cost, but the choice to follow a calling will strip you of an ordinary life. It will remove your natural dependencies—wooing you into the unknown territory of dreams. And, why? For the simple pleasure of knowing that you’re walking on your intended path.
At the end of the day, the joy of life is not lying down in the proverbial bed we have made, but rising to the place that’s been promised. It’s leaving our house and walking the road destined for us. And better still, it’s transferring our security to a path that has a purpose greater than we can imagine.
Be assured, as long as we hold onto what we know, we exempt ourselves from God’s best. Although the disciples did not truly know what they were getting themselves into, they dove in anyways, and experienced God’s gift of “abundant life.” They simply accepted the truth that their faith-filled choice would no longer be determined by their strategic planning, but by forces greater than their predictive control.
Although destiny may determine our road, it’s our trust in what we cannot see that will bring us to the joy of what we were intended to participate in.