What Keeps People From Following Jesus
The disciples were called to follow Jesus regardless of their qualifications. They all came from different walks of life and each chose to follow Him. Why is it today that we give people qualifications they have to meet in order to attend church or follow Jesus? Those qualifications are keeping people away from Him. Those qualifications are probably related to why I am not a follower of Jesus.
We discussed in #ec1dot01 that the only qualification to follow Jesus was to accept Him and do what He says. Do I qualify to follow Him? Sure, if I accept Jesus into my life. But how do I go about that? I can easily say “I accept Jesus into my life” and follow Jesus, but then that would be lying. I have these preconceived notions that I have to get my life together before I can accept Him into my life. I have to change the way I walk, talk, and act before even considering accepting Jesus into my life. I know this is not true but that is still how I feel. I believe this is what keeps many people away from Jesus.