I wish I could promise that the journey God has in mind for each of us will always be easy. I can’t.
If we search the Bible, we would be hard pressed to find any time where God called someone to something comfortable. Just ask Noah, who had to build an ark with no sign of rain. Just ask Moses, who had to lead a whiny crowd in the wilderness for 40 years.
Just ask young Mary, who birthed a savior. Just ask the savior, Jesus, who had to die on a cross for the sins of the world. Just ask the disciples.
The journey may not be comfortable. But we are not alone. We can rest assured that the Lord is beside us every step of the way. As we are called into difficult situations, even if the call from Christ brings with it fear and uncertainty, let us make the journey nevertheless.
What is God calling you to today? Get up and go!
This message is an excerpt from a September 2016 faith reflection in Cafe, “Get up and Go” by Tiffany C. Chaney. Today we remember John, apostle and evangelist.