Right at the beginning of the journey, Jesus calls these followers, firstly, to exchange human expectations for Kingdom possibilities; secondly, to prioritise following Him over all other obligations; and thirdly, to be willing to have their allegiances transformed.
We should, therefore, not be surprised when He does the same with us! The thing is, it’s not really about us at all — it’s about Jesus. As His followers, human sentiment or any other human-oriented perspective cannot be our ultimate guide. He has to come first in everything.
Have you allowed sentiment or some other human perspective too much say in the past? Ask God’s forgiveness and seek His help in putting this right. What ‘greater thing’ is Jesus calling you to consider today?
Ask God to transform your human expectations into Kingdom possibilities. To shift areas of limited perspective and enable you to see from His unlimited perspective.