Called And Chosen
Growing up each of us has played a game where we were on teams, and in order to be on that team we had to be chosen by the captain. When the choosing process began everyone wanted to be chosen, but no one wanted to get chosen last, because it meant that you really were not that good. The captain would always want to have first choice so they could pick the best player, but it also meant they would get the last pick as well. When there were more people wanting to play we did not care if we were picked last of first, we just did not want to be left out. As we have matured we still have the syndrome of not wanting to be last at anything, and we do all that we can do to make sure that we finish first. As we are on our spiritual journey in life, we all want to know that not only has The Lord called us, be He has also chosen us.
The Scripture reminds us that, many are called, but few are chosen. I encourage you today to remember it is more than just being called by God; you want to be chosen by God. When God choses you, you know that He has selected you to do what He needs to be done. He did not choose everyone to do what He has chosen you to do; He has just chosen you to accomplish the mission that He has given to you. Since the Lord has chosen you, it does not make a difference what everyone else is doing or not doing, because maybe they are called for one thing, but you are the one who The Lord has chosen to do the task at hand. Since everyone is not chosen, you must allow The Lord to guide and lead you in the path that He has for you. Not everyone will like that The Lord has chosen you, but you cannot worry about them, but you have to continue to do what He has called and chosen you to do. You are chosen by God; now walk in what He has chosen just for you. I am grateful that The Lord has called me and chosen me to do His will, and no matter what I will do what He has chosen me to do.
Since I know that I am not only called by God I am also chosen by Him that is why I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for calling and choosing me to be your child, and to do your will. Continue to lead and guide me in the path that you have for me. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY