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but God…

But God…it’s too darn hard.

“Follow me.”  Matthew 9:9

But God…what if I fail miserably?

“Follow me.”  Matthew 8:22

But God…what if what I’m feeling you call me to do is too painful–too challenging?

“Follow me.”  Matthew 4:19

But God…I have everything I need right here and things are good in my life. 

“Follow me.”  Matthew 10:38

But God…how can I possibly step out of my comfort zone?  What if……..”

“Follow me.”  Matthew 16:24

But God…it will cost money and so many sacrifices will have to be made.”

“Follow me.”  Matthew 19:21

But God…I am weak, tired, weary, lacking faith, and discouraged.”

“Follow me.”  Mark 1:17

But God…There is so much at risk.  What if my friends and family don’t support me?  Goodness, what it they disown me?

“Follow me.”  Mark 2:14

But God…what about my own family and their comforts?

“Follow me.”  Mark 8:34

But God…my faith is smaller than a mustard seed.

“Follow me.”  Mark 10:21

But God…I just don’t know if I can do this.  I don’t have what it takes.

“Follow me.”  Luke 5:27

But God…can I trust you in this?  Really?  Can I?

“Follow me.”  Luke 9:23

But God…I don’t want to walk on the water right now–I like it here where things are calm.

“Follow me.”  Luke 9:59

But God…can you see that my family is happy with the way things are right now?

“Follow me.”  Luke 9:61

But God…how can I know for sure that I have heard your still small voice?

“Follow me.”  Luke 14:27

But God…you listening?  How will this ever come together?

“Follow me.”  Luke 18:22

But God…do you think you could give this little assignment to somebody else?  Please?

“Follow me.”  John 1:43

But God…what if things fall apart and my world comes crashing down?

“Follow me.”  John 8:12

But God…I’m afraid of failure.

“Follow me.”  John 10:27

But God…give it all up?  Seriously?

“Follow me.”  John 12:26

But God…{insert a great reason not to do something}

“Follow me.”  John 21:19

But God…{insert just one more great excuse}

“Follow me.”  John 21:22

Sound familiar?

Excuses.  Excuses.  Excuses.  All very valid, of course.

Yikes! 

Okay. Okay.  Okay.  I think I get it, Lord. 

I’m out of excuses.  Completely.  There are none. 

I will follow you with reckless abandon…come what may. 

God, you are trustworthy, dependable, good, kind, loving, patient, abounding in grace and mercy.  Faithful and True is your name–how can I possibly not trust you with everything I have?

“Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” 

Luke 9:23

Even when the road is hard, and things make absolutely no sense…I WILL FOLLOW YOU!
Simply because you said so.
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