Do you like to take the lead, former procrastinators, and be in charge? Or do you prefer to let others provide direction?
Friends tell the story of a family bike ride. The oldest child continually separated from the line and rode to the front. Each time, the dad required he return to his place behind dad. “But I want to lead!” His dad told him, “You can lead – after you learn to follow.”
“My soul follows close behind you” reminds us Jesus is our leader. He’s the one in charge who provides us direction. What a privilege to follow Truth and to walk in Light!
Sometimes with procrastinating tendencies, we attempt to take the lead away from Him. Leading might mean I refuse to act when He directs action (not calling my neighbor). It might mean forging ahead on the right path (speaking prematurely to someone about a matter) or veering off on another path (choosing to cook when cleaning is priority).
Sometimes following behind Him, we are in charge of something as His stewards. The general running of our homes is under our care. Caring for husband and children is our domain. Jobs at work are under our jurisdiction. But in all of these we act under His direction. We serve as joyful stewards privileged to follow Truth and walk in Light.
If I picture myself walking right behind Jesus, I find it much harder to put off what he says to do. If I delay, how will it affect my ability to move right along with Him? How will it affect our fellowship?
In what area have you snuck up front and begun to lead by choosing not to do right away what He’s prompted?