I think most of us, if not already all of us, have already received a call from God. We have different circumstances before we are called. And we are called by God in different ways.
Some are called by God through other people. Some, through unexpected blessings or even challenges. Some, through a personal revelation. How ever God calls us, how do we respond?
Do we respond with doubt that it may not be coming from Him? Do we respond with readiness to receive whatever He is asking us to do? Do we respond with trust that when we answer His call and leave whatever was pre-occupying us, or even whoever we are occupied with, He would take care of it on our behalf?
Whatever led you to being called by the Lord, I believe it does not always matter how you respond, or how long before you actually get to respond. Some of us may even be called by the Lord several times before we can reapond. The Lord may have already used several people to call you!
When God calls, He has the eternity to wait for you. But we don’t have that luxury of time to not respond…
So when God calls, just say, “Yes Lord.”
“As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.”
Matt 9:9 | NABRE