Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. — Mark 10:21
A young man ran up to Jesus asking what must he do to inherit eternal life. Jesus asked him did he know the commandments which he replied that he had followed them from his youth. Jesus said to him that he fell short of one thing and that was to sell all he had and give to the poor. This man became very sad because he had much and could not give it up. My question is what are holding on to? Have you sold out everything to follow the Lord?
We can hold onto things in our lives so tightly and lose out. There are some areas in our lives that we don’t want to let go of. We have been hurt by people who have caused us some great emotional pain. We have allowed this hurt to turn in to unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, hatred, or even envy. How can we pick up our crosses with these weights on us? The word says be either hot or cold, but if you are lukewarm he will spit you out of his mouth. (Rev. 3:16) So now its time to approach the throne of God and asked him to help us in letting go of these negatives emotions in our lives so we are free to work for the Lord for his coming is soon. Let us take this time to examine ourselves. We don’t want anything to separate us from the love of God.
How do we become sold out?
We have an eagerness to know him. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalms 42:1
We deny ourselves. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23
Focus on God. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
Obedience. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. Deuteronomy 13:4