Jesus had 12 disciples. They followed Him wherever He went. They’ve been together through the hard times and the good times. The disciples saw the miracles Jesus did, but they still managed to have doubts in their hearts. The beauty of all this is even Jesus knew what will happen, He loved them like His own brothers. He didn’t care that one of His disciples will betray Him. He didn’t care that one of them will deny Him. He did what He was set out to do. Because Jesus has the heart of discipleship.
The Toil and Struggle
When Jesus preached the good news, He did not pursue luxury. Back on those days, there were no cars to speed up the travel time. There was no internet to go and tell people the time and place. There were no bloggers who would buy traffic for website for Him, yet, He pursued the calling of His Father. If your calling is in discipleship, don’t expect comfort. It will be hard. There will be a lot of discomforts, but the rewards are great.
Going Back to Basic
Apostle Paul said that being mature is being basic. In discipleship, it’s the same thing. It’s about going to basic. It’s all about looking upon Him, and let His guidance become your lead. Besides, isn’t life already complicated? Then make it simple. The Christian life is beautiful because we free ourselves from the shackles of this world. We free ourselves from the worldly things that chain us. When we free ourselves from these things, we feel light. Life becomes simple again. The way we deal with life and the people becomes simple. We no longer have to please them with material things. We don’t have to pretend to be someone we are not.
Being a Child of God
Christianity somehow introduces us back to being dependent. It makes us realize that we cannot do everything on our own. We need God in everything we do. In discipleship, you are not alone. You are a child of God. Your Father loves and delighted in you.