John Maxwell says there are three types of followers, “the cautious, the curious, and the committed.” Jesus didn’t beg others to follow Him. In fact, when the numbers grew large, He began to test for their level of commitment (Mat 8:18-27).
To see where His followers stood:
- Jesus first clarified what it meant to follow Him including the necessary sacrifices (Mat 8:18-22).
- Next, He demonstrated good reasons for them to follow Him (Mat 8:23-27).
As a leader, have you determined the types of followers you have?
Have you made it clear what it will take to be fully committed to the mission?
Have you shown that there are good reasons to follow you?