What is your excuse?

And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God. – Luke 9:60

I am amazed by how direct Jesus is. If most pastors preached like He did, they would be on unemployment. But we can’t escape the truth behind the words of the Word (Jesus).

Jesus was responding to an excuse of one of the people who claimed to want to follow Jesus. The so called follower wanted time to deal with their family matters first before they totally committed to Jesus. Jesus wasn’t having it. He was going to be first in that person’s life no matter what the cost.

Jesus before family. Jesus before work. Jesus before self.

What is holding you back?

Whatever it is, cast it off and go and proclaim the kingdom of God.