Episode # 47: Be Bold, Not Common
Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first… (Luke 9:61)
Yes, but first. How often have we said this to Jesus? I think would all agree that common sense is not so common anymore. We see people do and say stuff that just makes us shake our heads. While we would agree, common sense would make life so much easier; I say common sense is one of the biggest obstacles to our faith. Jesus doesn’t call us to do what makes sense. We are sanctified, set apart for a purpose. We are not of this world. We are to charge forward when retreat makes sense. Give everything when holding back would be prudent. Speak boldly when silence would be safe. Get into the muck and mire to rescue those that the world has already washed its hands of, the ones it determines hopeless.
What is Jesus asking you to do that does not make sense? Maybe it’s to quit your job and launch a ministry. Maybe it’s to give all of your paycheck in the offering and trust Him to provide for you in return. Maybe it’s to cancel your plush vacation and go on a mission trip instead. Maybe it’s moving thousands of miles from the home you’ve always known to start a church. Or maybe it’s as simple as inviting someone to church that you would never talk to. We are not called to be common.
Let us be a people who live as if we are called to be different and stand out for His purpose. Let’s be BOLD not common!
Love Y’all! be Blessed!