Yes. You!

 
I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!”Isaiah 6:8, NET

When asked to jump, the question was not, for how long, but how high. It is your typical “drill sergeant” test of commitment. It is also a way of sharing an expectation. Let me suggest another alternative, instead of asking anything, do your best to do what was being asked period.

 
Yes. You!
God calls us all to ministry. The saying is sure and true, God does not call the qualified, but qualifies the called. Isaiah, upon seeing the vision from God, volunteers to be used by God.
 
The Encounter
It would seem that an encounter such as Isaiah’s would be inspiration enough to respond to any call from God. Yet you might be able to argue Isaiah’s fear and uncertainty shows, his focus leaves the hear and now and moves into the future when he asks “how long?”. God’s response tells him and us, until you are finished.
 
The Called
When God calls us to do something, He asks for a full commitment, not something temporary. Further, anything you need to live out and fulfill this calling will be supplied by God. What a way to face each day! Called and empowered!
 

White Oak United Methodist Church

503 W. Center St.  White Oak, TX 75693

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