Answer the Call

“Ring, Ring, Ring. Life is Calling”

~Yakima M. Green

We’ve all done this unthinkable act before….the crime of ignoring a phone call. Whether it’s a bill collector or chatty friend we’ve all intentionally not answered a phone call. Yes, I openly admit I’m a culprit of this very act. Thankfully, this post is not about how much you or I ignore people calling us (Wheww! I’m sure that took a load off) this post is about how often we ignore the calls of life, purpose, & opportunity.


Me and my husband were chatting last night and I was telling him one of my favorite quotes by Helen Keller: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.” I was reflecting on this quote (it’s been a favorite of mine for a long time) and then it hit me, the only thing worse than being blind is having sight & vision and the inability to act on it.

I’m writing  to those of you who know your can see it, you think about it, it’s embedded in you but yet you remain laden with fear, crippled with excuses, and regretful about missed opportunity.


This condition in my opinion is a self-inflicting nightmare (a little dramatic yes, but nevertheless truthful). If you have no vision, there is no range of view in sight causing you to be completely blind to possibilities and hope. On the contrary when you have vision you have received a glimpse of the possibilities and hope,  your range of view is broad; but you continually choose to live in the narrow space. This is the crippling state most people remain in for their entire life.


So at what point do you answer the call? To me this is simple: When comfort becomes uncomfortable. When the desire to be more, see more, learn more, grow more, becomes greater than your mediocre self! Only then will you be ready to Answer Your Call!

Ring..Ring..Ring-Opportunity is calling

Ring…Ring…Ring-Growth is calling

Ring…Ring..Ring-Hope, Peace & Love is calling

Ring…Ring…Ring-Service, volunteer opportunity to others is calling

Ring…Ring…Ring-Your business, book, idea, or invention is calling

Ring…Ring…Ring-Confidence, perseverance, & action is calling


Encode & Answer YOUR call!

Will you Answer the Call? 



One thought on “Answer the Call

  1. Thanks Yakima. This is definitely speaking to me. It also reminds me of the verse James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

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