Yesterday afternoon I returned to my desk around 4:20 to find that I was late to a 4pm call. After frantically getting on the call, and settling into the conversation, I was interrupted by an instant message from a co worker. The proceeding 2 minute conversation had me scheduled on a plane at 5:20AM this morning heading off to a meeting to discuss some items for a project we are working on. So, I attempted to keep my focus on the meeting at hand, and provide the best insight I could, while confirming my seat and hotel for this sudden change in agenda. I am so thankful for corporate jets. What stinks is I had no meetings in the morning, so I was actually going to be able to get work done. And then even better, the schedule called for a team outing at the Lookouts game in the afternoon! Boy, was I looking forward to spending some LouieBucks for a big juicy hotdog. The best laid plans….
So as I pondered this sudden change in plans, my mind was drawn to Matthew 4
18As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 20At once they left their nets and followed him. (NIV)
Not that I am comparing my sudden trip to the calling of Jesus’ followers, the Apostles, but I am making a quick and somewhat hurried (read poor!) analogy to how sometimes we have to change our plans, and give up our wants and desires in order to follow the Christ. He calls you, sometimes when you don’t expect it. Will you drop you plans and follow Him – there are great things in store if you do.