Devotional Reading: Mark: 14-28
Text: And immediately they Neff their nets and followed Him. (v. 18)
I wish I would have …
I should have …
You can fill in the rest of the sentence. Missed opportunity.
I remember a treasurer whom approached me in the last week in December saying that our not-for-profit was going to have an unexpected $50,000 surplus. All year long the budget was tight so all departments tightened their belts accordingly. Many opportunities had to be declined. So when the treasurer asked, “What didn’t we do that we can do now?” Inthought of the missed opportunities that came up in the previous months. Sadly I replied, “it’s too late. What we should have done in June or July we can’t do now because now it’s too late.”
Their is an immediacy to Opportunity. Throughout the gospels we see that there is also an immediacy to God’s callings. And the proper response is, “immediately”. Immediately they dropped their nets and followed Him.
Now is the time to hear the Voice. Now is the time follow. Not tomorrow or the day after. Not after you retire or you finish this or that. Now.
Lord, help me remember that You ask for discipleship now; not on our time schedule but Yours. Let me respond to Your invitation to discipleship today and every day of my life. Amen.