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Isaiah 6:8 

Then I heard the Lord’s voice saying, “Whom should I send, and who will go for us?” I said, “I’m here; send me.”

 

It is a privilege to be called by God to participate in the advance of God's kingdom in this world and in the transformation of people's lives. To be called or chosen by God involves our being converted by God and committed to God. Without conversion and commitment to God there can be no authentic calling. It seems as though the church is filled with people who proclaim or testify to being called by God, but the motivations, attitudes, passions and pursuits of these people seem to indicated a need for recognition or achievement. The prayers of the saints should go up in petition to God for listening ears, humble hearts and unselfish servant leaders.

 

The call of the prophet Isaiah should be read over and over again by both prophets and people, because it bluntly reminds us that the calling of God comes out of the benevolence, grace and mercy of God in spite of the egotistical waywardness of humanity. God call us, because He wants to use us. Not the other way around. The glory is not ours it belongs to God. The fame, the attention and the accolades belong to God.

 

The prophet in the passage states it best when he says, "Woe is me. For I am lost. ForI am a man of unclean lips." (Isa. 6:5) In other words, "I am a sinner and most unworthy"

 

It from this lowly place that God calls Isaiah and God calls us to be his servant leaders.

 

How have you responded to His call on your life? Are you giving God your best? Are you serving with joy or out of jealousy? I hope that you will allow God's call on your life....to so overwhelm you....to consume you...to the point ...where loving and serving others is your joy. And jealousy, envy, competitiveness are all evicted from your life and ministry.

 

Do all you can while you can to honor God, Seek His Glory and not your own.

 

 

 


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