In the early years of our ministry work in our city, I ran into one of my classmates at a corporate office. We had our postgraduate studies together years back. After telling him about my relocation to Akure and my ministerial work, he asked a funny but sincere question; “…but is it better?” My response quieted him. I know God’s call is always better.

Friend, God’s call is always better. It may look stupid to others, but it’s the best and wisest decision you can ever make. God always calls us into something better. Serving God costs, but the payment far outweighs its cost. The process may be rough, but the end result is always better (John 12:24).

When it comes to answering God’s call or pursuing divine destiny, who you look up to matters (Isaiah 51:1-2). Who you look at you look like. Jesus is our model and pattern for life and ministry. His life evidenced what God can do with a man who is yielded to Him (Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 12:1-2).

Abraham’s life is also worthy of emulation (Isaiah 51:1-2). You get discouraged when you look at the wrong people or place. If God has called you into the ministry or to walk a peculiar road in life, your friends in the secular cannot be your model. The more you look at them, the more you feel that God has cheated you.

God may not pay you every weekend or month end, but He would certainly pay you (Hebrews 11:6). God does not owe any man. Don’t judge the wisdom in your decision to follow God’s plan by what you see today; time will tell. When you look back after some years, you will discover that you are better off following God than otherwise (Malachi 3:13-18).

Success in life and destiny is not automatic; you need to pay your dues (Galatians 6:7-9). God supplies the calling while you supply the diligence (2 Peter 1:10). I know it’s a journey of faith, but the end is predictable if you walk the road and submit to the process (Hebrews 6:12). God’s call is always better. You will succeed!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria