“Come, follow me,” Jesus said (Matthew 4:19).
Come, follow me…
That’s the invitation Jesus makes to every single disciple. Seems simple enough right?
There are two parts to this invitation to follow Jesus.
- In order to follow Jesus, the first thing required is a departure
- You can’t stay where you are if you are to go to Jesus
- You have to leave your present dreams, hopes, and life in order to go and follow Jesus
- The first requirement for following Jesus is a departure of the old life, the life prior to Jesus
The second thing is, “Follow me”
- In order to learn how to follow Jesus, the second thing required is unlearning to follow myself
- We’ve lived our entire lives following our own thoughts, our decisions, our hopes, our dreams, our best guesses. And, look where that’s gotten us!!!
- If we are to follow Jesus we must unlearn our natural patterns and habits of following ourselves
Two things required to follow Jesus: a departure, and an unlearning.
Ready to follow Jesus?