Things We Need to Let Go of When We Follow Jesus

Sunday, 26. July 2020

Matthew 10:39 NLT

If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

Mark 10:37-52 NLT

When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (48)“Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” (49) When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.” So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!” (50) Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. (51) “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!” (52) And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.

1.LET GO OF OLD HABITS
Romans 12:2 NIV

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

2.LET GO OF THE UNFORGIVENESS
Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, (27) and do not give the devil a foothold.

3.LET GO OF YOUR OWN WAY(OR DREAMS)
Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. (9) For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

Matthew 10:39 NLT

If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.