As we read about Jesus in the Gospels, one thing is clear: He always meets people where they are and then brings them to where they need to be. He never dives into someone’s life and immediately starts making religious demands. When he called Peter, James and John to follow Him, He didn’t give them a list of things they need to start doing and things they needed to stop doing. He simply invited them to lay down their nets and follow Him. When He called Matthew, a tax collector, to follow Him, He didn’t lecture him on the evils of taxation and then tell him he needed a career change. He simply said, “Follow Me,” and Matthew responded to the call… Our actions and habits change after we start following Christ.

Perry Noble

Source: Perry Noble, UNLEASH, 2012, Illinois USA: Tyndale House Publishers, p.4-5