Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:28
Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Mark 10:21
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
We worry that we haven’t done enough and stress in trying to do more. All because we aren’t doing what we are called to do. We are called to follow Jesus. In order to do that we have to stop following whomever and whatever we are following, or we need to stop wandering aimlessly. Sometimes we call that repentance. Repentance is a change of mind followed by action, so a change in direction.
Following Jesus means keeping your eye on Him. That means taking your eye off of everything else.
Following Jesus means you are never anywhere that He hasn’t already been.
Following Jesus means you don’t have to plan and scheme. You just have to follow.
Following Jesus means you don’t do all the changing that needs doing, just following, just keeping your eye on Him does that.
Following Jesus means life is never boring or meaningless. You are always headed someplace new and exciting.
Following Jesus means never being lost.
Following Jesus means never being part of the crowd.
Following Jesus means never being in the dark.
Following Jesus means being at the front of the only parade that matters.
Following Jesus means you don’t have the time or perspective to judge or condemn.
Following Jesus means walking with assurance.
Following Jesus means always being exactly where you are supposed to be even if it’s a really uncomfortable hard or scary place to be.