No seriously! Take a look at your current life, family, goals, dreams, aspirations, and job. Take a very long look at all you have accomplished and everything you are wanting to obtain. Are you looking, maybe even smiling a bit as you are pondering. Can you or rather will you in your heart say yes to Jesus if He says: leave it, all of it and come, walk with me, I am ready right now. Leave all the dreams, goals, aspirations, and plans you have. Do something totally different". This decision, or rather, obedience, will make you uncomfortable sometimes. It will not be an easy journey. Some people will talk about you, lie on you, hate everything you stand for. This journey is not for the people pleaser. This journey will make you cry but stronger, compassionate, but not passive. No worries yall! God himself will bring along like-minded people, encouragers, positive people, and relationships when these hard times come. He will give you extraordinary strength and wisdom. I know this for a fact because I have lived it and am living it. How do you know that perhaps your dreams, goals, and aspirations will line up with God's journey for you? This journey will teach you to live on purpose and for purpose. Imagine His hand stretched out to you calling your name:
"(insert your name) will you come and walk with me?"
Soooooo, can you and will you honestly say yes? This is a personal decision that your friends, family, associates, church members, counselors, neighbors, or whomever you trust to help you with significant decisions, cannot make this one for you.
If Jesus said come, right now? What is your response? Yes or no? If your answer is no or perhaps not just yet, Jesus, then my next question is, why not?
18-20 Walking along the beach of Lake Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers: Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew. They were fishing, throwing their nets into the lake. It was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions, but simply dropped their nets and followed.
21-22 A short distance down the beach they came upon another pair of brothers, James and John, Zebedee’s sons. These two were sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, mending their fishnets. Jesus made the same offer to them, and they were just as quick to follow, abandoning boat and father.
Living in, on, and for Purpose!