The Cost of Discipleship

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Being a disciple of God isn’t easy and it’s most never comfortable. When each disciple was called to follow Jesus, they all left something they were succeeding at doing. Some of them left their families to go study under him. They weren’t uneducated men either, just working men in their communities, but when he called, they came.

Being a disciple of God will cost us something.

When we began to study what he did and how he lived, we’ll have to leave some stuff behind. It may be relationships, possessions, or mindsets that we have to forsake, but things will begin to change. The Father usually calls us out of our comfort zones and to the unfamiliar. We may leave behind what’s familiar to learn what’s true. Most of the time He doesn’t call out to us on our terms and conditions, but on His terms and conditions. He knows best for us and He wants to shape us for His work  by teaching us His way.

What is He calling you to leave behind? Our ways aren’t His ways and it’s a good thing too. Don’t hesitate to let go of relationships, mindsets, or possessions to follow more closely to the Father. He always has our best interest in mind.

Don’t be afraid to go when He calls to you, just drop everything and follow.

Father, all that You do is good. You call out to us to come and learn Your ways. You see us and long to teach us all Your ways. Help us to let go of anything that hinders us from following You whether it’s a relationship, possession, or mindset that will hinder us from being obedient. We want to follow You with our whole being and be obedient to You. Thank You for being such a wise and good Father to us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


 

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.

Mark 1:17-18

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