Many are called, chosen are few

Whether you realize it or not, you have an important assignment from God. He wrote a book about your life before you even existed. You are not in this timeframe of history by accident.

You can be that one dot in a series of connecting the dots playing a vital part in creating history for heaven. You may not be known to the world, but that’s okay, the world is passing away.

But it’s up to us as to how much of God’s narrative plays out in our lives.

Because there’s a price to pay, the Bible says that many are called, but few are chosen. In Luke 9:62, Jesus said, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

God is looking for yielded vessels willing to go all the way. It comes down to consistency in our obedience and discipline. And practically, our diligence is measured in time.

To whom we sell our time is an indicator of commitment and seriousness to our calling.

Time is our most limited resource. If we don’t own our God-given assignments and take responsibility, we could be yielding only 20-fold fruit. This could be because of the noise, the clutter, numerous distractions, and meaningless random things zapping our time, energy, zeal, and focus. God may then give our assignments to someone else, and we could lose eternal rewards.

Let’s take our high calling of God in Christ Jesus seriously. We may have started our race years back, but how are we running today?

Apostle Paul said to run in such a way as to win the prize. At the end of his life, he said, “I fought the good fight, I have finished the race.”

As you approach the last day of this year, take some time to reflect on where you’re with God today, in intimacy with Him, and in commitment to your calling.

Another year gone
Here comes the new
Oh! only if I knew
Many are called
Chosen are few

Teach me Your ways
To number my days
When cares of life climb
Help me remember
Life is a vapor
And each day prime
Let me not squander
This gift of time