Sometimes I put off doing good. I might have a strong sense of what the Lord is calling me to, but I tell myself I’ll start next week or after I finish the project in front of me. Maybe I avoid starting because I know the path will be difficult. After all, discipleship is demanding. Following Jesus can mean giving up an object or activity that brings comfort but leads us into temptation. It can mean giving away something we’d rather keep, biting our tongues when we want to lash out or doing work that others avoid.
When it comes to following Jesus, though, the time to start is always now. Fortunately, the Lord doesn’t ask us to make the whole journey at once, only to take our next steps in the direction he’s leading us.
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