DAY 264 OF 365 IN 2021
Matthew 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him
When someone tells you ‘follow me’, we hear it the first time but in the very least, we think about it. At least a while. I therefore got stuck on repeat after reading text. It makes little sense that all it took for Matthew to jump ship were the words “Follow me”. I think about all the things he would have left behind: definitely, he was abandoning his career and associated connections. Not only that, perhaps his family, comforts and everything that would have mattered in his life till this invitation came forth.
Or perhaps, had he become tired of the status quo that he was waiting for a wind of change? Any wind, to blow in his direction and alter his course? Was he tethering over a precipice waiting for a nudge?
You know, some people spend a good amount of their days sitting on the edge or standing on the fence. They never well and truly decide to jump or pick a side. Some appear to have settled for whatever is, while others like Matthew, seem to be waiting for the next opportunity to step out. To the latter, when an invitation as that which Jesus throws comes their way, there is often no further thought.
Do you have one foot each on both sides of the line or is your pendulum still swinging to and fro? Are watiitng for an opportunity, a nudge, or a shove to move on to the next phase of God’s plan for you? Often times, God himself will offer this nudge, but it will be up to you to discover the origin and intent of the nudge. It is in this recognition that you will notice when an opportunity presents itself. Then you can act in obedience without hesitation.