This is only a small part of what Mark 1 talks about but it jumped out at me. It could be worded another way, “Without hesitation, he called them.”
I often wonder why God picked me. I know that, right now, I’m writing. I’m speaking out for Him, sharing LIFE with others. But, I’ve spent most of my walk with Him just being a punk. When He first called me, I fought Him tooth and nail, cussing at Him, telling Him “no”. And now, by the age of fifty-one and in the world’s eyes, I’m past my prime. I should be thinking about retirement, taking it easy and dying. I shouldn’t even be trying to minister, that’s a younger man’s game. And, I’ve been told, no one wants me at this point.
Maybe you’re hearing those types of words too. “You’re divorced. God doesn’t use divorced people.” You’ve been in jail, God can’t use you. You aren’t a virgin. You aren’t smart. You aren’t pretty. You aren’t successful. You have no money. The list goes on and on.
And yet you are a christian. You have put your faith is the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. And though you get afraid sometimes, you believe that God loves you and you trust Him.
Do you know that God did not look at you and wonder whether you would be worth the monumental investment He was about to put into you? Do you know that God looked at you and without hesitation said, “This one is MINE!” Do you realize that He sees your end from the beginning and knew everything about you before it ever occurred and still chose you to be His child?
Yeah, I need reminded too.