As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."
Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."
This and a quote that my Friend "Advocate Mom" posted on her facebook page, really got me thinking this morning.
"This isn’t just wishwashy ‘manifest your life’ bull crap. If you don’t actually decide what you want to do, you won’t do much of anything."Everett Bogue
How many of us have things we plan to do for God someday? Or a big idea of something that we think God is calling us to do? It could be anything, big or small, but it is on our list of things to do someday. And someday never comes. We always have one more thing that has to happen first. First, I need to be married. Or, once the kids are born. Then once the kids are in school. Then, once the kids are out of school. Then, once the kids are out of the house (which for some us may never happen!!!). And then we start with ... once teh kids are married, and their kids are born, and their kids are in school.... and eventually life is over and we never do the big thing.
Jesus had to do things drastically. He asked people to leave everything, to not look back, and to follow HIm. He didn't say -- go ahead and tie up lose ends. He said, "Come, Follow Me. NOW!"
So do you have that one thing? Is God calling you to do it now? There are no excuses, according to Jesus, nothing that needs to be done first. It's just time.
We are approaching a stage in our lives when it's time for our next big thing. Adopting twelve kids was a pretty big thing. But I'm excited about what the next thing is God has for us as a family. And once it is revealed, I'm going to plunge in.
So what's your next big thing? It's time.