How many of us, both women and men, remember sitting by the phone waiting for that person we liked to call us? Sometimes, I admit this, I even picked up the receiver to check for a dial tone just to make sure the phone was actually working. Looking back, it’s funny, albeit, even a little pathetic, to picture ourselves doing such a thing. The reality is, however, that we still do it. We still wait by our phones for that phone call….the phone call with the test results we are anxiously awaiting, the phone call that hopefully has a job offer attached, etc.
What about when we are on the other end? When we call or text someone and wait anxiously for them to pick up or respond? There is a level of disappointment when the voice mail picks up or the text, or even email, isn’t responded to.
Now, imagine what that must be like for God. He calls us and waits for us to pick up, to respond, – and to answer His call. I can only imagine how many times we don’t hear “the ring.” Or worse, we hear the ring, but still don’t answer. Sometimes, like me, we may even answer the call waiting, putting God and His call on hold. I did that with this blog. I knew He wanted me to write it, but I let the other calls of life (mostly distractions) be answered before His.
Many of us are waiting for God’s call. Be ready to respond, to answer when He does.
Isaiah 6:8 says, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”