The Bay Talks – I have Decided to Follow Jesus

Following Jesus Christ is a choice that each one of us must make for ourselves. No one can make it for us. The choice is not always easy because it calls us to give up our former selves. But once the choice is made, you are never the same.

“I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back. No turning back.” Giving up your past and all the scars of it, is a tough choice. We tend to hold onto them because we think it is what defines who we are. The past always have a way of creeping up on us and reminding us of our former self. The moment we take our eyes of Jesus, we can easily fall back into our former ways. Jesus wants us to look to Him and let go of whatever is holding us back. During tough times, when the past keeps knocking and you are overwhelmed with this world, remember this. “I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back. No turning back.” Look straight ahead and keep going.
“The world behind me, the cross before me.” Learn to take your eyes off the world. Don’t get attached to this world and all its pleasures. We have to make the choice between the world and the Cross of Jesus Christ. Once we learn to see the Cross before us, we start leaving the way that we see the world, behind us. We know that we live in this world but we are not of this world. Don’t get too busy in this world that you might miss the Cross. Always remember the Cross of Jesus Christ. Know that God has a purpose and plan for everything. Fix your eyes on Jesus and know that the end is already written. “The world behind me, the cross before me. No turning back. No turning back.”

“Though none go with me, still I will follow.” Sometimes when we make the choice to follow Christ, it can lead us on a lonely road. We can loose friendships even family. Worldly people tend to think that God’s people are boring and we fear to be labelled. We are so afraid of how others will see us and we fear isolation from the pleasures of this world. Regardless of this, choose Christ. Be faithful to Him even if that means walking alone. Be brave in your walk. Knowing that with God, you never walk alone. He is always with you, even to the end of this age. So remember, “Though none go with me, still I will follow. No turning back, no turning back.”
“Will you now decide to follow Jesus? No turning back. No turning back.”

By Stella Ashworth
The Bay Friendship Club
Christian Networking Group

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