Luke 18: 22, “When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘You still lack one thing…’”
Jesus was always helping those who would follow Him to understand who He is, who they are and who they need to be. It is so easy to be thankful and comfortable with who we are. This is especially true when we have achieved another level of growth or accomplishment.
Jesus challenged this young man who said he had kept all the commandments to do one thing more. He will always help us to see the next step. He will always expect us to take the next step. And He will help us to take it.
He has given us gifts to use for the expressed purpose of serving others His love. These gifts will need development in our understanding and use of them. We may need to ask Him what the next growth step is. As we take it; we develop the areas of serving He gives us.The young man went away sad after Jesus told him his next step because he was not willing to take it. According to Jesus, that would have been his step to victory. Let’s get stepping.