Luke 9:57-62 remind me that being a disciple of Christ involves sacrifice. I remember, as a little girl, singing hymns of the faith with lyrics such as, “I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord…I’ll say what You want me to say…I’ll be what You want me to be…” and so on. Those words are so easy to sing, but when the moment comes to make such a commitment, they’re not so easy to put into practice.
What hinders us from following Christ wherever He leads, at whatever cost He asks? Fear is a major player, I believe. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of inadequacy. What about not wanting to give up personal comforts? How about the lack of passion for the lost?
There’s a spiritual battle going on around us, and it will be won as Christ’s followers learn to embrace sacrifice as a privilege rather than something to run from.
“God, grant me a willing heart to follow You wherever You lead, no matter the cost. You sacrificed Your life on my behalf, therefore no sacrifice I make for You is too great. Amen.”