Are You a Fan or a Follower?
I’ve been in the “information” business since my mid-twenties.
I’ve spoken in countless ballrooms, in numerous towns across
the country. I have promoted systems, products, brands, and
companies all built to help people achieve success in real estate,
and because of this, I’ve also created a fanbase. When
marketing, you want raving fans who will spread the word like
wildfire and bring in more people who will eventually become
raving fans in their own right.
Although I like the fans, I’ve come to realize that I would
prefer followers. Let me explain.
Fans may sit in the front row, take notes, nod in agreement,
buy products, applaud the loudest, and even want an autograph
or a picture. But when they get home, the excitement wears
off, the desire to change and improve wanes, and they return
to their same ol’, same ol’ routine. A follower doesn’t just listen;
they learn. They internalize what I teach, and then go home
and put it into action. They take my step-by-step system and
follow it from A-to-Z, and because they do that, their life
changes, and their goals become a reality. That’s the person I
want: the adopter, the follower, and the action-taker.
That’s what Jesus wanted too. The pastor, Kyle Idleman, said
it this way, “Jesus wants more from us than a hand raised, or a
prayer repeated at the end of the service. He is looking for
more than a prayer before a meal or a Jesus fish on the back of
the car. He wants more than fans; he wants followers.”
He doesn’t want the fan that loves the Lord only on Sunday.
He wants us to be all-in, all the time. He wants us to commit,
take action, and sacrifice when necessary. He wants us not just
to hear about His system and His plan, but also to adopt it into
our daily lives.
And when you do, He promises you that your present will be
transformed, and your future will be eternal. This means that
although following Jesus isn’t easy, it is ALWAYS rewarding.
So, ask yourself today, “Am I a fan or a follower of Jesus?”
You’ll find the answer in everything you do and say.
MY SHEEP LISTEN TO MY VOICE; I KNOW THEM, AND THEY