A tenth of the people from the other towns of Judah and Benjamin were chosen by sacred lots to live there, too, while the rest stayed where they were. And the people commended everyone who volunteered to resettle in Jerusalem. Nehemiah 11:1-2 (NLT)
Well, which was it?
Were they chosen or did they volunteer?
Actually, both. God called them through the ancient practice of casting lots, but the people had to choose to obey.
Same thing today.
God calls us to act, to serve. My decision is to obey or not.
So, the question is, what is God calling me to do today? How is He asking me to trust Him enough to obey?
And am I staying close enough to Him to hear and submissive enough to obey?