Don’t slow down
Luke 9: 43-45 “And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. While everyone was marvelling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples, “Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.” But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.”
Jesus wasn’t distracted from his purpose by the praises of man nor by the lack of understanding from his followers.
What is your Jerusalem?
What do you believe God wants you to do? What is that calling? This next 12 months where are you heading?
If you know what that is then don’t let anything distract you.
Don’t get enamoured by those who think you are wonderful. Their comments of encouragement could tempt you to stop and inject that praise drug and it could slow you down or even knock you off the path completely.
If you know what that is then don’t worry if your friends don’t fully get it.
Your closest could be blind to where you are headed and what you are trying to do but if you wait for them to fully understand then it will be them that set the time-frame and not the Lord.
Stick to it. Keep going. Don’t stop now.