Then He went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them. As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him. Mark 2:13‭-‬14 NKJV

It is a divine privilege for any human to encounter Jesus Christ. Until Jesus meets a man, such a person remains in his sins and remains useless to God regardless of his social standing.

It takes one on one encounter with Jesus Christ for a sinner to become a Saint. However, when Jesus invites anyone to Himself, prompt response to the call and commitment to stay with Jesus are required for anyone to make the most of the opportunity to follow Jesus Christ.

The invitation of Jesus to Levi otherwise known as Matthew to follow Him, his immediate response to leave behind the corrupt vocation that has rendered him detestable to his fellow countrymen changed his life forever. Formerly, he was absorbed with self-interests, overwhelmed with greed and an inordinate desire to be rich. His encounter with Jesus changed his life and made him a man of eternal significance.

There is hope for your life too, if you will do exactly what Matthew did: answer the Master’s call to depart from your self-centered living and follow Him in discipleship. The Lord Jesus will forgive you, cleanse your life completely and transform you into a useful vessel for God to execute His purposes in this world. Then you become eternally relevant and a blessing to your generation.

May God help you today to be willing to pay the price to attain to the utmost height of God for your life in Jesus name. Good morning, have a blessed day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola