But the more they were called, the more they went away from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. Hosea 11:2
Everyday phone calls are made by telemarketers and debt collectors to millions of people. These are calls to attempt to sell something or to collect upon an old debt. While it is understandable for people to reject calls trying to sell something, many will also reject the calls to pay a debt.
Instead of dealing with the debt, people will often run the other direction and even incur more debt. It is about doing what self wants and making self happy, rather than completing one’s responsibilities and doing what is right.
God was upset because He kept calling the people of Israel. The more He called, the more they ran the other direction. Not only did they run the other direction, they also served false gods.
God is still in the business of calling people to this day. Some He is calling just to bring to salvation. These are the people who don’t know Him yet.
However God is still calling those who are believers to a work He as for them to do. Many believers, rather than do God’s work, will run the other direction. They do not want to be the witness God is calling them to be. They do not want to be the servant He is trying to call them to be.
Sadly many will even go so far as to follow and serve false gods. Running after the material things of this earth, rather than the eternal things of God.
Every believer has the call of God upon his life to do something for the kingdom of God. This will look different for each person, but each person has a part in building His kingdom and they need to do their part.
As a believer God also has a call upon your life. He has something for you to do in order for you to be a part of building His eternal kingdom starting here on this earth.
Do not run away from what God is calling you to do. He will be with you and will give you strength and favor in accomplishing His call. Doing what God desires will bring true fulfillment to your life. In the process of doing His will, God will also meet all of your needs.
I pray today that you will hear God’s call upon your life; that you will obey God’s call; that you will know God’s hand of favor in your life; that you will not run from what God has for you; and that you will work at building God’s kingdom.