The Pursuit


Ask for Directions

The thought may be going through your mind, “What do I do now?” I’ve given my
life to Jesus. I’m going to heaven. So, what’s next? Do I just sit around
waiting to die? Far from it! In fact, the real journey has just begun. Take a
look at what Jesus told the disciples.

Read Luke 9:23-25.

These verses are a call to give up doing what we want with our lives and to
start following God’s direction. Believe it or not, God has great interest in
what happens in our lives. God wants us to follow His leadership because His way
will give us the greatest joy and the greatest meaning in our life. You probably
used to think that following God would be really boring, but now that you are a
Christian you are finding out that it is really great to be led by God.

What does God’s leadership look like? God speaks differently to each person.
But you can always identify God’s voice because it will be in line with the
teachings in the Bible. God’s voice will lead you to do things that make Jesus
known. Many times the things God asks you to do will be hard. He will use you
out on the edge where failure is close and only He can keep you going. That is
what happens when you follow Jesus.

Here’s the best part of following God’s leadership and plan. Success and
failure are not up to you. You are simply following the Leader. God can handle
the issues of success and failure. For you, success is simply following Jesus.
That can be a huge relief in a world obsessed with success. God is in control of
success and you are in charge of simply making sure you are following well.

Take a few minutes and ask God to reveal His direction for your life today.
Ask Him to use you wherever and whenever. When God guides you, be ready to act.

Remember, memorize Luke 9:23 this week