I met a lady the other day who’d just become a follower of Jesus in her forties. Not because life was bad; life was good, her job was great, family life was happy.
I asked her what it felt like.
She said “light” — life was lighter with Jesus.
And that the need to be approved by other people just wasn’t as important any longer. She said it freed her up to do life better.
Following Jesus just worked.
Don’t follow Jesus just because it works. But it does work because it’s true.
Jesus said he’s the Way, the Truth and the Life. If he’s the Truth, following him makes you a truer you than you could ever be by yourself.
That’s what my friend had discovered.