Richard Stearns, President of World Vision, a prominent international relief organization. He tells the story of being called from his comfortable and lucrative position as CEO of a prestigious company to take the helm of a struggling non-profit that was focused on serving the neediest people in the world.
...he tells the story quite honestly in his book. Listen to what he writes:
“Being a Christian requires much more than just having a personal and transforming relationship with God. It also entails a public and transforming relationship with the world. If your personal faith in Christ has no outward expression, then your faith has a hole in it.”
Jesus didn't say, "Follow me, and I'll take you to heaven." He said, "Follow me, and I will send you out into the world."