I have a really annoying habit. I have the tendency to not return phone calls. It’s not that I don’t want to talk to people, it’s just that if someone calls me and I miss their call, I try to wait until I’m in a position to really talk. That means without the hubby talking on his phone next to me in the car, without the kids yelling about why the other one looked at them wrong, without the distraction of making dinner, doing laundry and cleaning the house at the same time.
Problem is, waiting for the right moment usually means that that return phone call doesn’t happen right away. The other day one of my friends called. I was running around in the middle of doing some things, but I’m glad I answered that phone call because it was literally a matter of life and death. I’m so glad I didn’t miss her call!
How often do we do that to God? He calls us, and instead of answering right away we wait to find that perfect moment to return his call. How may times has that moment passed us by all together? When we hear that still small voice, asking us to go meet with him for a little while, are we too busy being caught up in our lives, so we say, “I’ll go pray later.”?
In Psalm 91:15 God says, 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. When we call upon Him, He doesn’t wait for the perfect moment to get back to us, He answers. Next time He calls us, let’s learn from His example and answer that call!
P.S. If you are one of my friends and I haven’t called you back lately, I promise I’m really gonna try to do better!! 😉