How would you describe what it means to be a Christian and to follow Jesus? Many would use these words:
We like these words.
Nate Galloway came up with a different set of words and comments to describe what it means to be a Christian and to follow Jesus:
Uncomfortable (Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones to follow Him.)
Sacrifice (There are things we have to sacrifice, to give up.)
Battle (Sometimes in this world the Christian life is a fight.)
Difficult (Sometimes it’s not easy following Jesus. Sometimes it’s hard.)
Dying to self (There is a death to be experienced when following Jesus. This part of Christianity a lot of us don’t want to admit and don’t want to talk about.)
Suffering (Sometimes the way we become most like Him is in our suffering, and most of us don’t want to suffer.)
Surrender (You lay it all down at His feet to follow Him.)
We may not be so sure we like these words.
Galloway then added two other words describing what it means to be a Christian and to follow Jesus:
Do you believe that? Do you believe Jesus is worth it enough to trust Him in every aspect of what it means to follow Him?