Who You Following?
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:19 KJV
Follow me and imitate yourself after me, doing things the way I do them and I will lead you into your purpose.
We need to understand the importance of knowing who you are being led by as well as why it's important to have a personal relationship with God in addition to great mentors.
Three Supportive Statements:
- We must learn how to choose our leaders more carefully by doing our own research as well as getting direction from God.
- We must understand that by following someone, we are giving them an opportunity to help shape us into something or someone else.
- We must understand that our Ultimate Example and Person to model ourselves after is Christ, not the person He may be using to shepherd us
Study Questions (For Me):
1. What makes for a good follower?
2. What are some key things to remember when we are choosing a leader?
3. What are possible dangers of confiding in a particular leader too much?
Questions for Self Reflection:
1. Who are the three people I pay the most attention to?
2. How has their teaching/leadership helped me?
3. How have I grown in the least five years?
- Some key things to consider when choosing to allow someone to lead you are: (1.) their value system (2.) their personal narrative on life (3.) their level of transparency (4.) their willingness to learn (5.) their message vs. their lifestyle (6.) their level of humility (7.) who they are being led by (8.) how yielded are they to God and His direction (9.) how committed are they to doing the will of God
- The more intentional you are about your growth and spiritual maturity, the better prepared you will be to face challenges to grow.
(Follow Him) Matthew 4:19 | (Know His Voice) John 10:3-5 | (Divine Partnership) 1 Corinthians 3:4-8 | (Imitate Christ) 1 Corinthians 10:34 | (Divided Followers) 1 Corinthians 1:12 | (Imitate God) Ephesians 5:1-2 | (Walk in Light) John 8:12 | (Wrong Influence) 1 Kings 11:1-13
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