One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left their nets at once and followed him. Matthew 4:18‭-‬20 NLT

As it were, God never rushes to use anyone. Divine usefulness comes not by personal will but by divine call. Following the call to salvation is the call to discipleship. These two calls preceed the call to service or ministry. This is because God will not rest His hand upon anyone for use in His service until He has first made and qualified such person by Himself.

Also, men that God looks for and calls into His service are not lazy, idle and lethargic people. Rather, they are men who are very devoted, committed, enthusiastic, available and ready to follow Him wherever and anywhere He leads or sends them.

Divine encounter with Jesus, your readiness to follow Him each day at a time, and the passage of time you are willing to spend with Jesus to learn from Him till His life is formed in you are the necessary preparations that qualifications you required to be enlisted into His service. May the Lord help you this day to be willing and obedient to follow Him and learn from Him. Good morning and have a restful weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola