To follow Jesus means you are willing to be a loser.
Before you get depressed, I must tell you that there is something really great about following Jesus. It’s not all bad. If you become a loser for Jesus, you will ultimately find out that you are…
(At this point you might expect me to say something like, “You are actually a real winner” or something similar to that.)
But what I’m going to say is this: If you become a loser for Jesus, you will ultimately find out that you are in some very good company.
You will never be viewed as a winner from the world’s perspective. However, you will find yourself in the presence of some amazing people. Most of the men and women we read about in the Bible were viewed as “losers” by the world.
For example, Moses grew up in a palace surrounded by the “winners” of this world. Yet, Hebrews 11:24 - 26 tells us, “By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”
Moses faced disgrace. The world thought he was a loser.
Isn’t it interesting that we are still talking about that “loser” Moses?
Ask yourself these questions….
Who would be with me if I keep everything for myself?
Who would be with me if I lose everything for Jesus?