All In

May 12, 2020 | Devotionals

“As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him” Mark 1:16-18 (NIV).

In order to be a successful skier/snowboarder, you have to be all in. In fact, in order to truly master any endeavor, you have to give it all you have. A moment of hesitation could cost you the game or cause unnecessary injury. 

Full send. All in. Don’t look back. 

What if we translated our athletic endeavors into our Spiritual lives? All in. Full send. No hesitation. That is exactly the way the disciples reacted to Jesus. He said, “Come follow me.” Immediately they dropped what they were doing and followed him. They left their nets on the beach. Their nets were their means of providing for themselves and their families. Fishermen spent hours cleaning and mending their nets after each catch. Yet, they just left them lying on the beach. The disciples didn’t waver and say, “Jesus, wait, let me go talk this over with my family.” They didn’t weigh a pro/con list or ask for a day or two to think about it. They were all in because Jesus was that compelling. He was so worth leaving everything behind for. 

What would our lives look like if we followed this example? Did the disciples waver in their faith? Yes, sometimes. But they dropped everything and immediately followed Him. What is holding you back from following Him today? Imagine what our world would look like if each and every one of us committed to being all in, and following our Savior without hesitation. 


What is holding you back from releasing all control to Jesus Christ?
How would your life change if you were “all in” with your faith?

By Jordyn Edwards | Kentwood, MI


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