A Blessing and a Curse

I initially wrote this in September, since it has sat as a draft. Looking back on it now, there is no better time than the present to share it with you.
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The past past couple weeks at Church the message theme was “Follow Me”. We looked at specific passages, the circumstances in that passage, and what the disciples and others left to follow Jesus. Today though our Pastor made a comment which really struck me.

We are blessed to be born in America, no doubt. But at the same time, it really is a curse. We are encouraged in our society to be independent, to build allegiances, to build wealth, etc. Yet, these are the same things the disciples were called to leave behind in order to follow Jesus. So the question remains, are we willing to leave all these things behind to follow Jesus? Am I? If God called you to leave your job, would you? Do you have that blind faith to just follow him? Do I?

The passages you can refer to are as follows:

Matthew 4:18-20

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