The call of Jesus is unmistakable because it often defies logic and is unattainable on our own.
Jesus gives His disciples—then and now—a direct charge that is simple to understand, yet difficult to achieve. And just for some context, consider everything else that has happened in Luke 9 before Jesus made this statement: the 12 disciples are sent off on their own for the first time, Jesus feeds the 5,000, Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus foretells of His death and resurrection. On the heels of all of that, Jesus speaks:
His Charge - Come after me
His Path - Deny self
His Method - Take up your cross daily
His Goal - Follow me
The charge divides the curious from the committed. The path rejects the prevailing wisdom of the world for something divine. The method begs for a response. The goal places every single leader exactly where they need to be. So how can you be the leader God has created and called you to be? Can you accept His charge…follow His path…walk in His method…and exchange the glories this world has to offer for His goal? Will you CHOOSE DAILY?