Don’t Be in a Hurry
Jesus of Nazareth spent his twenties hangin’ around his house, living off his parents.
Most good Jewish boys of that day were married and breeding more of the Children of Israel.
I think the reason he didn’t leave home until he was thirty is rather simple: Jesus couldn’t start his work until it was definite that he was the one starting it.
He had too many helpers.
His mother, Mary, wanted him to do little miracles to impress the Ladies’ Auxiliary. Joseph was disappointed that Jesus wasn’t thrilled with carpentry.
Cousin John the Baptist thought he should be the ‘Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world.’
Then there were the disciples. Most of them were waiting for Jesus to beat the crap out of the Romans. It was going to be HUGE and make Israel great again.
And the Jewish leaders thought Jesus would really look good dead, so they hired a mob to yell, “Crucify him.”
Everybody’s going to have an opinion on what you should do. So learn from Jesus’ life. Turn down the noise.
And by the way, don’t be in a hurry to play God.
Because even if you tell people you love them, folks are so angry, frustrated and religious … that they just might nail you.