10 In Damascus there was a certain disciple named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, “Ananias!” He answered, “Yes, Lord.” 11 The Lord instructed him, “Go to Judas’ house on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias enter and put his hands on him to restore his sight.” 13 Ananias countered, “Lord, I have heard many reports about this man. People say he has done horrible things to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 He’s here with authority from the chief priests to arrest everyone who calls on your name.” 15 The Lord replied, “Go! This man is the agent I have chosen to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and Israelites. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17 Ananias went to the house. He placed his hands on Saul and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord sent me—Jesus, who appeared to you on the way as you were coming here. He sent me so that you could see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Instantly, flakes fell from Saul’s eyes and he could see again. He got up and was baptized.19 After eating, he regained his strength. (Acts 9:10-19a, CEB)
Sometimes God calls us to do things we don’t want to.
God told Ananias to go and see Saul who Ananias knew was persecuting the followers of the way. So why would Ananias go to someone who could have him imprisoned or put to death?
Sometimes God calls us to go and do things we don’t want to. But doing it will be the best thing we can do. Sometimes God calls us to do things that will help us grow and move forward God’s love in the world.
We may not understand, but God’s plan is always the best plan.
What has God called you to do that you didn’t want to do?