God’s call often starts with curiosity. Curiosity leads to interest,
interest to information, then you get understanding.
Then understanding will lead to the meaning of what he is asking of you.
God will give you the assurance that this thing
is a real possibility for you.
Then you share your assurance with others,
look into the Bible, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s leading.
It will become conviction if, of course,
God wants this for you. Conviction will bring you to commitment.
Then there is no retreat unless of course, you decide to disobey.
Some do. Those that do not, receive what has been promised.
Taken from “Gateway to Joy” with Elisabeth Elliot