“I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16).
There is no story in the Bible where God calls someone and offers to negotiate the terms of the call. There is no example in the Bible where God calls an individual on a trial basis. Jesus doesn’t say to the disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, “Follow me for sixty days and we will see how things work out and re-evaluate.” No, God calls and we have two choice—either we follow or we don’t.