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, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:57-62, NRSV)
I will follow wherever you go!
We are so quick to jump on the band wagon and put our loyalties in God. And don’t get me wrong, I think we all should. We should all trust in God and follow where He leads.
The problem is things get in the way of that.
Let me go and bury my father.
Let me go say farewell to my household.
Let me first take of this.
We all get distracted when we need to be focused on Jesus.
Because you see God’s plan is not our plan. We want it our way, which is fine if the church were Burger King, but it is God’s house and so we must follow where He is leading us!