July 30, 2015

A CALLING

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Jonah 1

And he said unto them that stood by, take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

Luke 19:24

The story of the Prophet Jonah is a good example of how God does not change His mind about the people He wants to use.

Jonah did not want to go where the Lord had sent him. He wanted to be a nice guy everybody liked.

However, when the season of grace is over, God will have no choice but to recall His pound. He may have to give this pound to another minister, hoping that one would be faithful.

I remember a man of God whom the Lord spoke to about writing a book. The Lord asked him, "Will you write this book?" He said, "Yes Lord, of course I will! "And the Lord said, "I hope so, because you are the fifth person I have asked. If you do not write it, I will move on to the sixth person."

Dear friend, in this story you see two principles working together. On one hand, God does not change His mind about writing the book. On the other hand, God is forced to select someone else and give him the job.

Yes, I believe that God does not change His mind about us. But I also know that God can recall His pound and give it to another. "And he said unto them that stood by, TAKE FROM HIM the pound, and GIVE IT TO HIM THAT hath ten pounds" (Luke 19:24).

Keep the gift of God by obeying His call! Be sensitive to His voice! Do what He tells you to do and you will succeed in ministry!