Follow Faithful Men

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You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness...—2 Timothy 3:10

I think one of the best descriptive titles for the Christian is the term follower. I love this word because it assumes we are not in the first seat but that Jesus is. And followership is a direct implication of surrendering our life to Jesus. Jesus becomes the leader because we realize we are no longer capable of leading. But to learn followership and be a follower, we need men to follow that also follow Christ.

Here we discover Timothy has closely followed Paul. He has listened to his teaching, but he has also watched his actions, aims, attitudes, and character firsthand. This was not one-dimensional teaching. It was more of a day-to-day mentoring interplay that Timothy could hear, see, touch, and feel and thus put to the test. And this is where Timothy learned to follow.

We, too, must learn to follow. While the desire to lead might creep in, we must first follow successfully because we will follow for the rest of our life. And we need to find great people to follow. Men and women of God who are willing to share their lives and invest in us. They must people who are worthy of following who themselves follow Christ and obey his truth. And when the time is right, there may be others who follow us as we follow Christ in the same way.

ASK THIS: Who is someone you follow? (Share some names in the comments below)

DO THIS: Be worthy of followership.

PRAY THIS: God, help me follow, give me someone to follow, and may I be worthy of following.

PLAY THIS: Kanye West. Follow God.

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23 thoughts on “Follow Faithful Men

  1. Sam says:

    Here in lies the problem I am not able too look past the flaws in anyone I know, so I can put my trust in them as a mentor, it is very frustrating and sad for me.

    • GregYo says:

      Your situation sounds difficult. I will be praying that you will be able to reach outside of your comfort zone to trustworthy men in your local church to develop a brotherhood with, men who can challenge you in Christ. Blessing brother.

  2. Cory B says:

    Well NOT Kanye! 😂

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  3. Jason says:

    Amen, Vince! Great thoughts! We have to be following faithful men, and we have to be the faithful man that someone else can follow…all pointed to our Savior, Jesus Christ! A man’s influence is determined in great part by who he is following, first, and secondly, by how well he is following. We are called to be leaders, following Christ. Thank you for your faithfulness. As we see Christ in you, and you point us to Christ, it is easy to follow you. Stay the course!

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