Don The Armour

December 4, 2023

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8 (ESV)


I have been thinking about what it means to be ready to answer God’s call, and this verse keeps popping into my head, especially when I’m running. I think it comes to me when I’m running because I never felt a strong motivation to work on my physical fitness until I started following Christ. It was like he said to me, “I have things for you to do, and I need you to be healthy.”

Our job isn’t trying to figure out what God will call us to do but to be ready to answer his call when it comes. We should aim to have both the heart to say “yes” and the ability. This means striving to be strong spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Personally, I’ve had a long season of singleness, and as a new believer, I’ve treated this period as a blessing and a time of preparation. I can’t predict what may come next but want to be ready. Maybe God calls me to marriage and to lead a family. Am I mentally and spiritually fit for that role? Or perhaps he calls me into the jungle for missions. Is my body up to that task? Or possibly he calls me to witness to someone tomorrow. Do I have any scriptures memorized that I could share in this situation?

Your circumstances are likely different than mine, and you may not be in a season of waiting. I still encourage you to look at these aspects of your life and ask yourself if you’re striving to be fit for duty in all of them. By improving in all three, we become more valuable soldiers for Christ. It opens more doors to ways in which he can use us. The more prepared we are spiritually, mentally, and physically, the more opportunities we will have to say boldly:

“Here I am! Send me.”