For those of you that are followers of Jesus, have you ever thought that that following the way of Jesus is difficult? I think life itself can feel difficult. But then add following Jesus, and there is another layer of effort, right?
Ever think thoughts like this?
I hear Jesus say “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” and sometimes I think “What? Jesus, following your way of life is frustrating and complex!”
The process of life transformation that God wants to work in our lives is not always an easy one. In fact it might be more accurate to say that it is often difficult.
And that can make us frustrated, can’t it? Whether it is a habit we’re trying to change, a relationship we’re trying to mend, a ministry we are involved in or a sin that we’re trying to repent of, following the way of Jesus can feel heavy.
How many of you think “I just want a break!”?
I often wish following Jesus were easier. In fact that raises a question in my mind. Should following Jesus be easier than it seems? If we think that following Jesus is hard, maybe the way we are following him is wrong? Is it our fault that following Jesus can be difficult? If you feel frustrated as a disciple of Jesus, what is going on?
This coming Sunday as our family of Faith Church gathers for worship, we continue our study through 1st Timothy and we’re going to read some comments that Paul gives to Timothy about following Jesus.
You can preview it at 1st Timothy 6:11-16. Then we hope you’ll join us at 9:00am to hear more!