“It's one thing to say you're willing to give up your life for Jesus; it's quite another when you think someone is about to take you up on that offer.”
Pastor J.D. Greear hits the nail on the head doesn’t he?
Do we put limitations on following Jesus?
He continues: “Maybe you downplay your commitment to Jesus in front of your friends because you don't want them to mock you. Maybe God has told you go somewhere — or told your kids to go somewhere — and you're resisting Him," he suggested.
"Maybe He is calling you to put Him first in your finances, but you 'just aren't ready' to make those changes. Maybe it is simply committing to the church — finally stepping up to become a member and join a serving team," he added, warning that people's commitment to Jesus sometimes stops at the point of inconvenience.
"Take a hard look at that point, because that's your price. That's where your commitment to Jesus stops and you sell Him out."
Have you ever been in a situation where God revealed to you where your limit was?
You were tempted to say.. “This far.. and no further.”?
“"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” (Luke 14:27) NASB
Kurt Goff is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He has more than 25 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. With Jesus Christ at the center and the Bible as the guide, each broadcast of Kurt Goff Live reminds listeners that they are not alone and that Christ loves them through the ups and downs of their life. Goff is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.