I wonder if you have ever walked out in the middle of a movie…? I have a few times. Either the film was boring, not funny or offensive. I’m sure you have had the same experience. Walking out in the middle of a movie is one thing but giving up on your call is another thing. Unfortunately, too many people don’t stay to the end of the call journey and end up missing out on God’s best for them.
In the events surrounding Jesus death and resurrection, the disciples hearts were troubled and laden with doubt because they had hoped Jesus was the one to redeem Israel but it appeared like Jesus death was the end of the story. When Jesus appeared to them in his glorified body, eating fish and asking them questions about their sad faces, all of a sudden the disciples were reminded to stay to the end of the story. Jesus death was the beginning of new life and a new adventure for the disciples and for us.
At times in your call journey, you will face circumstances that contradict the call of God but you must stay to the end of the story. Don’t walk out half-way through because things appear boring, not exciting and offensive to your flesh. Stay to the end of the story and don’t give up on God or your call.
God’s plan from the beginning was for Jesus to suffer but that wasn’t the end of the story. God’s plan also provided for Jesus to rise again 3 days later and conquer sin, Satan and death. Because Jesus is alive, your faith has a future and however doubtful you may feel about your call, stay to the end of the story because God isn’t finished with you yet.