The time Jesus had on earth was short - and He devoted it to training and instructing others.
Jesus' response to a man is very important here - He recognized what was most important and kept to it.
I tend to be swayed by other peoples' desires. I'd say, "Ok, we'll wait for you." But Jesus was saying, "We're heading this way, either hop on or get our of the way!"
LEADership. Jesus had a great, big convoy and he knew where He was leading it. He knew what not to stop for.
He had direction, motivation & education.
Direction - We're healing & teaching til the cross
Motivation - I love God & these people...
Education (of where to put His time) - We won't stop here - or there. We must keep moving. He knew where not to stop.
Do you know where NOT to stop? Do you have a "To-Don't" list?
I really need to make one...
Keep your eyes on the goal. Eagle-eye it. Don't ignore people, but say, "This is where I'm heading - I need to know if you want to join me or not."
What do you need to no longer stop for?
In other words, what's holding you back from running with what you've been called to do?
What have you been called to do?
Write down these three things:
1) Direction - where you're heading
2) Motivation - your motivation for your direction
3) Education - your knowledge of where not to stop.