This is another one of those messages I had sent awhile back that I had received from my buddy Zach. Looking back and hearing this gold again, it really re-lit a fire in me that is so easy for us to let burn out. The question to ask is, “are you a pioneer or settler?”
To be a settler is comfortable and seems real nice but compared to a life following the greatest man to ever walk the earth, to step out with Jesus and go on an adventure like no other. The life of a pioneer, that’s a life worth living!!!
“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.”
Doing a daily accountability message reading through Matthew with my buddy Zach and this morning he spit some fire into my life that I hope lights up yours too! These fishermen could’ve settled for their boring lives just fishing everyday but they took the road less traveled, they didn’t want to be settlers wondering what if, they dropped their wants and doubts and followed Jesus as pioneers of faith setting out for an adventure that would change their lives forever. We have the same decision to make everyday, settler or pioneer? Here’s what my buddy Zach said:
“It is so awesome how Jesus walked up to 4 fishermen and told them to follow Him. They didn’t know who He was but they immediately left everything to follow Him. How cool is that. They could sense that He was the Man. They could tell He was different and knew they wanted Him. They were all in from the start. They walked away from their whole lives and gave up everything. Why can’t we give up our sins that are nothing in comparison to what Jesus offers and who He is. They walked away from everything for somebody they didn’t even know. How come we can’t give up one thing for the Man we do know and who gave up everything for us. He got the crap beat out of Him and was tortured and died for me and you. He gave his life for us, so why can’t we give up our lives for Him?”