Last night during my Young Life small group meeting we talked about Jesus asking his disciples (Peter in particular) to leave everything to follow Him. He asks the same of us, but fear holds us back sometimes. Fear of being uncomfortable. What are we most of afraid of letting go of?
Think about that for a minute. What is the first thing you think of as you imagine Jesus knocking on your door telling you that you need to come with Him….and leave everything. Every single thing and person. Can you imagine?
For me, it was my family. I really can’t imagine life without them. However, if I had to choose, I would choose Jesus. I would walk out the door behind Him. Because without Him, my life is nothing.
The point isn’t to sit around scared that He is going to ask you to leave your family because odds are, He won’t. The point is to put in perspective what it means to follow His lead. Obeying God should be our #1 priority. Period.
It should come before your comforts, your to-do lists, your schedules, your hobbies, your job, your friends and even your family at times. Making time for, talking to, listening to and obeying Jesus should be your #1 priority. Today. Tomorrow. Everyday.
What if at the top of your to-do list every single day you wrote “Obey Jesus” as #1? Think how that could change your perspective, your priorities, your focus and your life.