|Commitment Must Trump Your Comfort
By Greg Sanders
Luke 9: 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
Following Jesus is more then a one-time decision. Following Jesus is a continual commitment. There were many in Jesus day that started following Jesus but quickly faded away. Luke 9:57 conveys the story of one such man that committed to following Jesus everywhere until he heard the conditions. When Jesus told him of the hardships that lie ahead, the man reconsidered and went home. He was looking to follow Jesus but not beyond his own comfort. The road ahead seemed too difficult. No one celebrates difficulties, but we must understand that as we follow Jesus there will be some hard times along the journey. You must predetermine that you will follow Him even through those hard times. The good news is that God imparts His grace to us during every season of life.
When hard times come to your life you must decide to either discover new grace or detour around the discoveries that God has for you. Here is the key. If you detour around the trouble in your life you will also detour around the deposits of God’s gifts He has for your life. Don’t try to go around what God is calling you to go through. The road may be hard but remember you never travel it alone.
Today’s Challenge: Remember that whenever you follow Jesus there is strength, provision and grace that will travel there with you. He is not calling you to go anywhere alone. Don’t let your comfort cheat you out of God’s best for your life. The greatest journey of your life may be disguised as difficulty.