Everyone Can't Go

1.   What do you think about the saying everyone can’t go where you’re going?

The saying “everyone can’t go where you’re going” is very cliche but very true. Some people are only meant to be in our life for a season, some are dead weight dragging us down and some were never meant to be in our life, but we force it trying to play God. Many people in the Bible had to leave the people they love/their old life to do God’s will. 

Genesis 12:1-5

Luke 9:59-62

Don’t let anyone/anything keep you from getting in the Kingdom. 

2.   Why is it important to let go and let God? 

Jonah 1

It’s important to let go and let God because God’s will is better than ours. Sometimes we don’t want to do what God is saying, but we need to remember that He already knows what the future holds and we should trust Him.  Jonah was afraid to go to Nineveh, so he hid and put everyone on the boat in danger. He was dead weight, dragging the boat down and if he didn’t let them know it was his fault the storm came, they most likely would’ve died because the storm kept getting worse. 

Just like everyone can’t go with you where you’re going, everything can’t go either. We have to rid ourselves from a lot of things that we’re used to doing in order to grow into the person God called us to be. 

Ephesians 4:17-32

Don’t bring old habits into your new lifestyle. When you give your life to Christ there should be a change in you. 

A lot of us look forward to being with God in heaven one day which is great, but while we’re on earth, let’s stay focused and do what He has called us to do. (John 13:36- Simon Peter said, “Master, where are you going?” And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now; but you will follow me later.”)

John 14:1-6

The disciples didn’t understand where Jesus was going and what He was saying, but they couldn’t go with Him because they still had work to do down here. They were to go and make disciples just like He made them His disciples. 

(Matthew 28:19-20- Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations,  baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this—that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”)

When spreading the Gospel don’t try to convince and convert. Remember that giving your life to Christ is a complete transformation and it isn’t always easy. We have to deny ourself and kill our flesh which has been ruling us for years, but let them know that getting saved is the best thing that will ever happen to them. It doesn’t mean that life just automatically gets easy, but it is worth it. 

Romans 8:1-13

In order to be a follower of Christ, we must give up our life and give it to Him. 

(Mark 8:34-35- Then He called His disciples and the crowds to come over and listen. “If any of you wants to be my follower,” He told them, “you must put aside your own pleasures and shoulder your cross, and follow me closely. If you insist on saving your life, you will lose it. Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live.)

Luke 14:25-33

The road to heaven is called the straight and narrow for a reason. When you’re running a race you never go backwards always forward. 

(Proverbs 4:25-27- Look straight ahead; don’t even turn your head to look. Watch your step. Stick to the path and be safe. Don’t sidetrack; pull back your foot from danger.)

3.   What did you get out of today’s lesson?