Herm Edwards, tentitavely the coach of the Kansa City Chiefs, is famous for noting that even in the worst of times, "there is something we can build on." Even when his team is falling apart at the seems, he is not willing to walk away.
How much moreso are we called to stick to it, when we are called to a task by the Lord himself.
Jonah, not the example of "answering readily", halfheartedly told the people of Nineveh that they were about to be exterminated, and they "answered readily" and turned to the Lord God of Israel.
The Psalmist waits upon the Lord, ready at a moments notice to "answer readily" the call, whatever it may be.
Paul, writing to the Church in Corinth, calls upon them to give up the trappings of earthly living so that they are fully prepared to "answer readily" to the call to resurrection at the return of Jesus.
Simon, Andrew, James, and John though gainfully employed drop everything to "answer readily" the call from Jesus to follow him.
Am I ready to be called? Having been called am I willing to stick to it even when things seem disasterous? Is there really a choice in the matter?