Matthew 22:14 tells us that, “For many are called but few are chosen.” So what exactly does that mean? The more I ponder it, the more I believe that God calls all of us to have a purpose, but it is up to us if we answer and accept the call. It’s up to us if we choose God. Few are chosen because few actually do what it takes to fulfill what God has planned for them. If we will only say yes to God and actually do what He tells us to do, then we can be chosen by God. We must be willing vessels.
We are all called to be the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:3). We are called to be the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). We are called to be fishers of men (Matthew 4:19). We are called to listen to his teachings and follow it (Matthew 7:24). We are called to feed the multitude (Matthew 14:16). We are called to forgive (Matthew 18:21-22).
Just in Matthew, the word of God tells us what we should be doing and how we should be living our lives. First, we choose, then we act in obedience. When God can trust us, then we are chosen. Not many Christians can be trusted to do God’s will. It’s really easy to say that you will follow Jesus, until you are asked to pick up your cross -stop sinning and deny your flesh – and follow Him. That’s where most Christian’s fail.