“Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, “ONE THING thou lackest …” (Mark 10:21).
Most, if not all of us, have ONE THING that is keeping us from knowing, loving, and serving Jesus as we could and should. We have ONE THING that is keeping us back from following Christ wherever He might lead us. We have that ONE THING that holds us back from total commitment and complete devotion to Jesus.
For the rich young ruler, his ONE THING was his prosperity and possessions. It was his prosperity and possessions, or his love for his prosperity and possessions, that kept him from the Person and purpose of Christ for his life.
Again, most of us, if we were brutally honest with ourselves, would have to admit that their is ONE THING that is lurking within the depth of our heart, ONE THING that has become a major obstacle to our knowing Christ more intimately and allowing Christ more faithfully.
For some of us, that ONE THING is fear. For some, its the failures of our past. For others of us, it’s our family. For some, its friends. For some, it’s fellow laborers opinions. For others, it’s financial security. And still for some, it’s their future ambitions.
What’s your ONE THING?
What’s keeping you from becoming the man or woman God wants you to become? What’s holding you back from doing what God wants you to do?
Whatever it is, give it to Jesus. Give it to Jesus today!