Recently, I was watching Spiderman: Far from Home and I observed something striking from a particular scene in which Nick Fury called upon Peter Parker to come over to Berlin to get some issues sorted. Parker seems hesitant and unwilling to respond. Right there, Fury pointed out that Parker would have to choose between his fun vacation and saving the world. He could not have both at the same time. It was either he would co-operate with Nick to work closely and defeat the supposed threats to the earth or he would have a swell time enjoying his vacation with his mates.
Prior to that, Fury had met with Parker and given him the details of the enormity of danger the world was faced with. This is what Parker had to say: “I’m just a 16-year old boy from Queens.” He went on to mention the names of renowned superheros who could have been chosen instead of himself. But Fury made it clear that Parker was the one chosen to get the job done.
Don’t we all feel intimidated when we see crises, and we are told that we are the ones chosen to save the situation? As a young man or lady, you think to yourself that you are too young to save the world. But the truth is that God has called you. He has chosen you to do His will. See how beautifully He puts it: “For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Yes! This is your life’s assignment: to do good works God has ordained you for. You have been so fashioned, so designed, as God’s masterpiece, to fulfil His will!
His will of turning many unto righteousness! His will of reaching the unreached with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ! But before you can effectively reach the unreached, you have to reach the Reacher; that is the Holy Spirit. He is the Lord of the harvest! Only a deeply intimate and personal relationship with the Lord will birth a man or woman on fire for the Lord with the Gospel. No wonder Jesus said for us to abide in Him (John 15:5).
Get on your knees and fellowship with the Lord. Get into the Word of God and meditate on it. Fill your heart and your mind with the Truth of His Word. Accept what it says! Accept the call into the Presence of God. Accept the call to take the Gospel to the nation’s of the world. Accept the call to preach to that neighbour of yours. Accept the call to minister to that colleague of yours. Refuse to fear! Lean into the bosom of the Father, rest in His love and dispense it to a world that is thirsty for that fountain of love which never runs dry!
Accept God’s call today. No more excuses!
Of course, I can’t leave you without reminding you to guard your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life and to think upon things which are true, noble, honest, and of good report (Proverbs 4:23; Philippians 4:8).