When Adoniram Judson graduated from college & seminary, he received a call from a fashionable church in Boston to become its assistant pastor. Everyone congratulated him.
His mother & sister rejoiced that he could live at home with them & do his life work, but Judson shook his head.
“My work is not here,” he said. “God is calling me beyond the seas. To stay here, even to serve God in His ministry, I feel would be only partial obedience & I could not be happy in that.”
Although it cost him a great struggle, he left mother & sister to follow the heavenly call.
Judson’s churches in Burma have had fifty thousand believe in the Lord Jesus & the influence of his consecrated life is felt around the world.
From ‘The Dynamics of Spiritual Gifts’ by William J. McRae (ministry127.com)
Heb 3:15 (GNT): This is what the scripture says: “If you hear God's voice today, do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when they rebelled against God.”
“When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.” - Charles Stanley.