When God Calls

I had great dreams in the past. I wanted to be a famous writer who could influence minds, big and small. I wanted to be on top, to dominate my chosen field of journalism. Meticulously, I calculated the odds to get there. My eyes were fixed on that day when I’m finally in my ivory tower looking down at people.
I dedicated all my life for that singular goal. Fame and glory were my driving force for excellence. Looking back, I can say that I succeeded. But success in the eyes of men is utter failure in the standards of God. I have achieved what I wanted to achieve and I am on my way to snatching my place in history.
But God had a different plan. He changed me from the time I accepted His gift of salvation. He brought me to my knees and taught me humility and dependence. Slowly, I set aside my selfish dreams and lent my ear to His small still voice. I laid my crown at the foot of His cross and found peace in the abundance that He alone could provide.
His small still voice grew until I can no longer turn a deaf ear to His call. I never planned to tread the path of Christians who gave their entire life for the cause of the Gospel. I never imagined myself taking that bold step of faith.
But like the apostle Paul, my heart now cries out, “Whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ…”
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