It’s All Good

I have been thinking a lot about being a follower of Jesus this past week.  My small group is doing a study called Not A Fan and it has given me lots of fodder to ponder.  This past weekend a question was posed “If you had to give up everything to follow Jesus would you?”

Honestly, my initial reaction was “Oy…I-I-I don’t know…what about my marriage? my kids? my jeep? (kind of kidding)”

But you get the point…the question scared me.

But after I had a moment to catch my breath I realized that following Jesus gives meaning to all of my life.  Besides being the creator of all things including me, my marriage and my kids…without having Jesus as my center I would quickly spin out of control and probably lose everything anyway.  And then there is the comfort of knowing I am loved, cared for and in His hands.

So yes…everything pales in comparison to being a follower…to serving and living for the creator of the universe and it’s all good :)

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.