Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Mark 10:17‭, ‬21‭-‬22

Your earnest desire, passion and zeal to walk intimately with Christ and to serve Him are not enough. You must also be willing and ready to give up your cherished desire, ambition, dream and relationships. Except that happens, you cannot be fully committed to Jesus and follow Him wholeheartedly.

Know this also, whatever prevents you from following Jesus now is not worth holding onto, and there is nothing this world offers you that is worth comparing with the Inheritance Jesus has promised and kept for you. May the Lord help you to esteem the reproach of Christ greater riches than all the treasures in this world. Good morning and do have a great weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola