It is early and the morning air is filled with a call to follow the Lord. That sounds simple enough, inviting enough, and sure enough. It is not like I am not ‘following the Lord’ but the call is louder, ‘Follow the Lord,’ and I suspect it is a deeper call. As the years go by it gets louder, deeper, higher and clearer to hear. There is no mistaking the voice.
In the book of Hebrews where the ‘race’ of life is described; the center of attention is Jesus, “We must throw off every encumbrance, every sin to which we cling, and run with resolution the race for which we are entrusted, our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom faith depends from start to finish” (12:1-2). To follow the Lord we must keep our eyes fixed on Him, that is, we constantly stay focused on the one we follow.
I rarely hear a Christian leader tell me that they also are a follower. But I have noticed through the years in working with leaders that they are also good followers or they are not for long good leaders. A person cannot be a good leader and not a good follower as well.
“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.” Jesus