Jesus: Not A Great Role Model..

Can you really follow Jesus??

Are you really ready for what that means?

..suffering?

..humility?

..serving?

..disgraced?

..uncomfortable?

Chew on this excerpt from Pete Wilson’s book Plan B..

“I think Francis Chan got right to the heart of the matter when he wrote the following:

You passionately love Jesus, but you don’t really want to be like Him. You admire His humility, but you don’t want to be THAT humble. You think it’s beautiful that He washed the feet of the disciples, but that’s not exactly the direction your life is headed. You’re thankful He was spit upon and abused, but you would never let that happen to you. You praise Him for loving you enough to suffer during His whole time on earth, but you’re going to do everything within your power to make sure you enjoy your time down here.

In short: You think He is a great Savior, but not a great role model.*

..We love the idea of following Jesus until it disrupts our plans and dreams.”

So, I ask again..

Are you really ready to follow Jesus?

[*Francis Chan, “More Than A Follower,” Relevant, 21 August 2008]

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  • Carolhall

    Ouch…. thanks for posting that. I have so much to learn about what it really means to be a disciple and I have been a believer for 39 years!!! Thank you Lord, for Your patience and grace.

    • yes Carol..i completely concur..i once thought that if i just read my bible, prayed every now and then, and was a “good person”..then that would be plenty..AND i would be better than most people i knew..
      NOW i see how judgmental and self-righteous that was..and how God doesn’t love me any more or less based on my actions..a perfect father NEVER stops loving his children..even if they turn their back on him..
      OUCH is right..i want people to mistake me for Jesus when they see me..because my life looks so much like his..however..i am sooooo far from that..but THAT is my goal..

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