11 year old Walt Disney canvassed his neighborhood delivering newspapers. He happily stomped the winter snow with his leather boots, the only luxury item his parents ever bought him for Christmas. He kicked at a piece of ice, not knowing that there was a nail protruding from it. The nail pierced his boots and sunk deep into his toe. Oh the pain shooting through his little leg as realization set in – he was stuck. All he could do was yell for help. After about 20 minutes, a gentleman showed up, slowly removed the nail from his toe and rushed him to the hospital. Walt was told he had to sit in bed for 2 weeks to heal.
An Appointment With The Call
Idling on his bed, Walt thought of his life. Should he continue in the footsteps of his dad who failed in business and chose to remain defeated to penury? Should he continue delivering newspapers just to get by each day? Or should he make a bold and risky move to pursue his calling on animation. Even though he didn’t fully realize how to feed his family off animation, he chose to pursue his calling. That changed history. If you know about Mickey Mouse, then you’ve met Walt Disney. Walt had a lot of failures but he also had a few big hits. That disappointment of sitting in bed with excruciating pain for 2 weeks, became an appointment with his calling.
The Call is in The Rubble
Joseph’s disappointment of being thrown in an isolated pit became his appointment with being Prince of Egypt. Jacob’s disappointment with being cheated by his uncle and business partner Laban, led to his being the wealthiest man on earth at the time. Moses’s disappointment with being betrayed by his own Country man led to his appointment with delivering the Country. The disappointment of Jesus Christ being nailed to the cross led to his appointment as the King of King’s. Once and for all times. I don’t know about you but I’m treasuring this current disappointment because it is my appointment with my calling.
… forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13