Anyone who is not with Me is against Me, and anyone who does not gather with Me scatters. (Luke 11:23)
Jesus is looking for partners in His purpose, co-laborers in His mission, not curious bystanders who want to “try before they buy” but not make any real commitment.
You may think you can follow Jesus on a part-time basis, but He says differently.
You may think you can sign up for a short-term discipleship trial run, but Jesus says the opposite.
You may think that by delaying your choice to respond to the Gospel with wholehearted commitment, you’re somehow standing on safe, neutral ground.