Jesus’ relationship with the Father and the mission He was on, were always at the front of His thoughts, even when He was young. “And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business” (Luke 2:49)?
o “Wither I go, ye cannot come” (John 8:21).
o “But He that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him” (John 8:26).
o “When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.” John 8:28
o “For I always do those things that please Him” (John 8:29).
My Brothers, how would you answer these questions?
o “What is your driving purpose in life?”
o “What consumes you?”
Next even more important, what would your wife, children, and friends say they believe your driving purpose is and what consumes your thoughts? Ask them.
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me” (John 16:24). Are we following? If not, as long as we have breath, there is still time.
“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth” (1 John 1:6).