Follow the leader was a fun childhood game. As adults we can inadvertently exchange marching in circles around the neighborhood for the game of “keeping up with the Joneses” ... an aimless course taking us nowhere fast.
Esteemed athletes who follow their coach’s directives find themselves on the podium of success. First a committed follower of someone who selflessly and effectively model’s the game – then they become a great leader for others to follow.
"Young people need models, not critics... there is only one kind of life that truly wins, and that is the one that places faith in the hands of the Savior. Until that is done, we are on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere." John Wooden
The apostle Paul describes an iFOLLOW act that was not in God’s plan…
For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings? I Corinthians 3:4 NIV
In contrast, Jesus taught us to follow him…
“…Follow me. Pursue life.” Matthew 8:22b The Message
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me…” Matthew 16:24
As the summer months approach, let’s pause and reconsider who or what we are following. Is it leading us on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere? Or are we following Jesus as our model placing our faith in his hands?
PRAYER: It is with all my heart that I once again choose to follow you, Lord Jesus. Please guide me into your plan for each day and I will follow. Pursuing your directives I place my aims into your hands. Thank you for directing my steps as iFOLLOW you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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