“…If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” – Luke 9:23
When Jesus called His disciples, His first command was, “Follow me.”
What does it mean to follow someone?
Imagine that you’re in an unfamiliar place, following a friend in your car. To get to where you’re going, you have to follow their lead – right? When you follow someone else, you’re:
- trusting them to lead you to the right place.
- submitting to their leadership ; otherwise you get lost.
- keeping your eyes on them. If you lose sight of them, you’ll get lost.
- going at their pace, not getting ahead or falling behind.
This is what’s involved in following Jesus. We have to trust Him to guide us where we need to go. We have to submit to His leadership – His will before our own. We have to stay focused on Him and go at His pace. If we do this, then He’ll lead us to where we need to go.
And here’s even more good news – in the process, He’ll lead us to our life purpose! Are you following Jesus?