Discipleship is a journey. It isn’t a sprint. It isn’t a label. It is a trek…an expedition with Jesus in the lead.
Where he goes, we follow.
Jesus doesn’t always go where we want him to go. Remember him resolutely setting his face toward Jerusalem where he would suffer and die? Remember him prophesying his own death after Peter’s confession…and Peter’s response then Jesus’ rebuke?
No. Jesus doesn’t always go where we want him to go.
He goes where He must go and He knows we must go. He leads. We follow.
This journey is taken one step at a time.
This is why there is no 10 step plan or 20 step plan to learning to become a disciple. Is there a 4 million step plan? That would be more like it. It is one step at a time, one day at a time, one decision at a time over and over and over again until we end up at a place we didn’t know we could arrive at.
Jesus will take you there. Follow in his steps. Trust his lead. Just keep taking that next step and watch where he takes you!
What is that one step Jesus wants you to take? I would love to hear your answer in the comments. Maybe your answer will encourage someone else.