5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. — John 15:5 NLT
In Romans, God tells us that He called us to Himself and He has called us for a purpose Romans 8:28-30 NLT . He has called us into fellowship with Himself 1 Cor,1:9 NKJV. He has called us to be His saints. 1 Cor. 1:2 NKJV. He has called us with a holy calling for His works, not our own 1 Tim 1:8-9 NKJV. He has called us and given each of us special abilities to serve others 1Peter 4:11 NKJV. He has called us to be witnesses, conquerors and over-comers. How long will we keep using the excuse, “I wasn’t called to _____”.? We were called to follow Jesus, When we follow someone, we do what they do and we say wht they say. Isn’t that what Jesus said? “I do what I see my Father doing and I say what He says to say” (paraphrased). When God calls us, we are no longer spectators, we are called to be participants. We are called to produce fruit and we can only produce fruit, if we are attached to the vine and do what the vine instructs us to do. If we are apart from the vine, we have no power to produce fruit that is like the vine.