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“He said, ‘Go and tell this people: Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’ ”

– Isaiah 6:9

If God called you to fail, would you obey? It wasn’t until after Isaiah exclaimed “Send me!” that he heard more about what his call would actually entail. Essentially, God told him, “I’m sending you to your people, Israel, and they’re not going to listen to you. You’re going to preach to them about the poor, and they’re going to shut their ears. You’re going to preach to them about orphans and widows, and they’re going to harden their hearts. You’re going to preach to them against idolatry, and they’re going to hate you. Not one person is going to listen or repent.”

To me, that sounds like a call to failure. If God asked me to plant a church no one would attend or to preach sermons no one would listen to, would I want to do it? Yet those were the realities Isaiah was forced to face indefinitely. As eagerly as he had answered the Lord’s call, he was forced to digest the truth that he would be a prophet to unlistening ears for the rest of his life!

My friend, Isaiah answered the call because he loved the Lord his God with his whole heart, soul, and mind. This is how you can do it, too. Be steadfast and confident in the love of your Savior, allow His Spirit to fill your life, and walk forward by doing the next right thing. Even if it means never seeing your desired outcome here on earth, move ahead in full assurance of faith knowing that Jesus redeems everything and that it will all be made right one day in Heaven. Stay closely connected to your good Father and trust that He will infuse your call with passion and purpose!

Prayer


I say yes to you, Jesus, even if I never see my desired outcome on earth.

Reflection


How would you answer if God called you to fail in the world’s eyes?

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7 Responses

  1. Good devotional. We must do what God calls us to do even if it doesn’t make sense to us. God knows what he is doing.

  2. This is no different than Jobs exclamation, “yea, though He slay me, yet will I serve Him.” We all need to come to a place in Christ, where He is Lord of all. We just do what God says to, because we know He loves us, and we love Him.

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