Have you ever found yourself waiting for the perfect time? Is there really such a thing as that? Well, as I meditated on this week’s blog, I was led to Luke 9:57-60 ESV. It states, “As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
So imagine, being asked to leave your unfinished business, so you can follow the call on your life. It happens everyday, but many of us do not accept the call because we are tied to unfinished business. Well, as a believer in Christ Jesus, it is important for us to understand what surrender truly means. You see, when we choose to follow Christ, we must develop a Not my will but thy will be done spirit. We don’t have time to say, “Hold on Jesus, let me take care of something real quick before I follow you.”
Of course, I want every T crossed and every I dotted before I make a move, but it wouldn’t be a faith walk if I knew what lied ahead. Therefore, perfect timing is God’s timing. For example, when Jesus called Matthew, he was sitting at the tax collectors booth. Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him (Matthew 9:9 NIV). He didn’t say, “Hold on, let me collect a few more taxes before I go with you.” He got up and followed Jesus. (Don’t worry! I’m encouraging myself in the Lord right now). Jesus called Peter and Andrew while they were fishing. As fishermen, they left their nets and followed Jesus. That was huge! They needed the nets to catch the fish, so they walked away from their source of income to follow Jesus. Jesus called James and John while they were in the boat mending their net with their father. They left their boat and their father to follow Jesus (Matthew 4:18-22). The question for this week is this: Are you willing to follow Jesus at all cost or are you bound by unfinished business? Unfinished business has its grip on some of us right now, but God is calling us to walk in our purpose. God- the one who loved us so much that he sent his only son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins, so we can have eternal life, is calling us. God- the beginning and the end, the first and the last, is calling us. God- the one who can open doors for us that no one can close is calling us, so what are we waiting for again? Just think about it. Then, go to the Father and pray about it.
#Soul Searching with Our Father#