In this Ministry Minute teaching, Jeremy Pearsons, grandson of Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and founder of Pearsons Ministries, explains how to be steadfast in your faith.
The word steadfast has the same meaning as the word “establish.” It means to turn resolutely in a certain direction—to be established and on course.
When you take a trip on an airplane, you’re counting on your pilot to follow the rules, right? When a pilot first gets clearance from control to take off, they can’t move from left to right and all round. No. They have to establish their course and stay firm in it.
In Luke Chapter 9, when Jesus said to one man, “Follow Me.” The man said okay, but first let me go say farewell. He told Jesus what he needed to do before he could fully follow Him.
When Jesus says, “Follow Me,” it’s an invitation to establish your course in one direction. It’s the opportunity to stop turning to the left and right, and to be steady in your journey. When you learn how to be steadfast in your faith, you understand that you have to stay the course.
“As long as there’s still something else to do before you do the thing Jesus told you to do, you’re not ready, and if you’re not ready, you’re not fit,” says Jeremy Pearsons. “He loves you. He’s called you but as long as there’s a higher priority, you and I are of no use to Him whatsoever.”
So, when Jesus calls you to follow Him in any way, even if you think it won’t work or it will be too hard, trust Him. Don’t consider the natural reasons before you. Stay the course and follow Him. He will lead you to green pastures and still water. He will take you places you never thought you could go.
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