' ..... you have only one Master and you are all brothers,'
As we know so well in this world, we are given free will to do things we want to, to make choices that we want to as long as it is suitable for the society to accept and also ethical. But given free will yet we are still bound by stuff like emotions, feelings, and other factors that will lead us to make choices based on those reasons. But other than that what is the other factor that will cause us to make different choices that we should have made in our life's ?
Whether you like it or not, our life is always control by someone or something. Just for example, our parents ? our friends ? money ? I bet you are thinking that even though I have friends but I still make my own decisions. But well if you observed carefully in a group of friends there will be always prune to have one acting as a leader suggesting stuff to do and so and basically he/she will have more influence in the group. Take it this way the leader that I'm portraying here is someone or something that will lead our life's towards different endings that God may want us to be.
Take another example money? Money is definitely another leader in most of the people now a days. People are willing to work for extra hours, doing all sort kinds of things including backstabbing or lying even so to gain money. Which lead to a ungodly life.But all in all there is only one leader that can lead us to the right path, which is Jesus Christ !!!
Worldly people might say why Jesus? He is just another somebody that got nail on the cross for spreading His religion. But the truth is we know that's wrong. Jesus is the ultimate leader that we should follow. Why?
(1) He is God.
(2) Even as men on earth we walk His life sinless and faithful to the Lord.
(3) He is so pure, yet he is known as 'Friend of sinners'
(4) He loves everyone of us.
There are just too many aspect to say that Jesus IS our leader and the leader that we should really follow. As my personal experience, a lot of times I had been focusing on other stuff which means I put other as my leader more than Him. My friends, my computer, my girlfriend and etc.. And guess what, when I kept on doing this everything that I though it was so perfectly happening just falls apart and my attitude just tend to get back to how I used to be before becoming a follower of Christ.
See, God is so important in our lives. We can always say that we can have our self control, but hey how long can you last all by yourself? At the end of the day you will just fail and fall back of square one. I dare say that we cannot ever control our decision and emotions nicely without God in our lives. He is the one that is doing the magic in our life's. The Holy Spirit in us gives us the conviction to follow whatever God ask us to do, and without it we will just fall back to where we started after being tempted and so on.
It's never easy following Christ's footstep, even He Himself was persecuted and was nail on the cross. But because of Jesus, it gave us hope. Jesus came down as full men to walk the word of God among us and showed us that we can be better and better and more like Him if we just try hard enough and be faithful to God. And through Jesus we are all saved.
Jesus answered," I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."John 14:6
Jesus is the only way for us to return back to God's kingdom. And this is the ultimate fulfillment in our lives but not by holding on to other worldly stuff that you can't take away after you've died. And as to be a disciple of Christ we have to 1st die to our old self and follow Him as a new creation.
"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it."Matthew 16:24-25
So as what the bible say, we can only find full purpose in our life through Jesus once we deny ourself. Which means of letting go all those that we shouldn't hold on to. So that our hearts can concentrate on God Himself only.
May we just learn more and more on how to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ, and we will put down our lives and take up the cross and follow Jesus. Cause he is the only way.