This morning AIR-1 was talking about the Scripture in Matthew when Jesus ‘asks’ Matthew to leave his work and follow Him.
Matthew doesn’t hesitate…he gets up, leaves and follows Jesus.
So I began to wonder what would happen if Jesus came to my desk and said, “Kim, leave your work, come and follow me and be my disciple.”
The remainder of this (imagined) conversation goes a bit like this…
KIM: “Well, Jesus I have quite a bit of work to finish up on here, I may have to catch up with you during the evening discipleship classes only.”
JESUS: “Kim, there is nothing here that someone else cannot do. I am asking you to come and follow me…now.”
KIM: “But Lord, what about the problem solving and friendship…and the money I make here. How will I provide for myself?”
JESUS: “These are all mine to take care of. Our Father provides for all our needs, so money has never been an issue.”
KIM: “Well what about everything I need to take care of at home?”
JESUS: “Mine! Come on, it’s time to step outside that comfort zone and just listen to me and learn.”
Okay, so perhaps it would be a bit different, but somehow I have a feeling I would have hesitated. It does concern me a bit, because I WANT to believe I’d get up and drop it all and follow Him, but I’m not really sure that’s how it would play.
Thankfully Jesus will ask and ask and ask and ask and ask…and one day…I’ll be ready to leave it all behind and GO!