So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said, “and then I will come with you.”
“Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”
So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his attendant. 1 Kings 19:19-21
A lot is implied in this story. Presumably when a cloak is thrown around you by Elijah the prophet, it means “you’re next!” Elisha the farmer knew what to do. He gave it all up for a prophet he met just that day.
I love it when God chooses someone who is unassuming. What do I mean by that? Unassuming means that don’t assume that the person is anybody. A farmer. A fisherman. A tax collector. A boy with a slingshot. Your expectations are low. After all, how could a mere farmer or a boy with a slingshot change the world? And yet, that is so much like God! Certainly he could use the wealthy and famous and important politician, and he does. But who gets the glory when that happens?
God uses ordinary, unassuming people every day to change the world. Think of your own life. Look how he’s changed your life and used you. In the world’s eyes, you’re probably nothing special. Yet, in God’s eyes, you’re one of a kind and priceless. Your worth is infinite.
You’re an heir of the King of Kings.
Nothing can take that away from you.