‘Follow me,” Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. 

I love reading those stories that talk about the regular Jane taking a leap of faith and doing something seemingly irrational that leads her to the life she’s always imagined.  There’s something in those narratives that the human spirit grasps and holds onto tightly. 

I think what we love most about it is the boldness and tenacious courage it takes to act on such volition.  We then question our own level of bravery and then feel mediocre at best. We begin to feel like we haven’t done enough or we haven’t taken that bold step that’s been nagging at our conscience.  The narrative is inspirational and can act as catalyst in our own lives. But it’s on us to make it so.  

That’s what I love so much about Levi’s response in Luke 5:27 when Jesus called.  Levi just got up, left everything and followed.  Did he know what was coming next? I don’t think so. No one ever does.  What Levi had was a spirit of faith that enabled him to be bold and courageous.  To succeed is to have faith.  

Many of us don’t think we have what it takes to make it. But I don’t believe that’s true.  It’s like Marianne Williamson’s quote: 

This is not just fluff to motivate you on a Monday. I honestly believe that deep in our spirit we are certain of our specialty. We know we were created for a unique and purposeful life. So today I urge you to examine the infinite abyss of your subconscious.  What is it that God is calling for you to drop everything and follow Him to do? What is it? Once you've unlocked the answer, what are you gonna do? 

Don't expect a sudden revelation and a 180 in your life today. But just as Levi, take that bold step, even if it's just setting a time today or this week for deep and honest reflection. Drop everything and do it.