He Couldn’t Bear To Let Go

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In Matthew 19:16-22 we find a man who asked Jesus, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” Jesus tells him to obey God. He then proceeds to name  some of the ten commandments. After hearing the response of Jesus, the young man tells Jesus he has fulfilled those commandments. He says, “I’ve done all that. What’s left?” Have you ever made a statement to God such as this? Have you ever told the Lord, “I’ve done all that!” or anything similar? Have you ever thought you were totally surrendered and obedient to the things of God? I have. THEN JESUS TELLS THIS PROSPEROUS YOUNG MAN….If you want to give it all you’ve got, go sell your possessions; give everything to the poor. All your wealth will then be in heaven. Then come follow me.” (Matt. 19:21 MSG)

We are then told the man walked away…for “He was holding on tight to a lot of things, and he couldn’t bear to let go.” (Matt. 19:22 MSG) After reading this, you and I should ask ourselves if WE are holding on to some things in our own life that we cannot bear to let go. You see, Jesus wants ALL OF YOU. He wants ALL OF ME. When Jesus tells us to “seek His Kingdom FIRST” in Matthew 6:33, He is serious about that word FIRST. He loves us sooooooooooooo much that He makes sure there are no obstacles between us. He wants to be sure we prefer Him above everything else in our life. If we have anything in our life where we “draw the line” then it will eventually become a problem. That’s why we must surrender our lives, our lives and everything attached to them, unto the Lord. The surrender can be a little scary, but the reward is certainly worth it.

Stop holding on to your self and to your stuff…let go…then get ready. You are in for the ride of your life!!!

In Him,

Pastor Kevin Kinchen

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