Following Jesus isn’t safe. It was never intended to be. And yet, many of us make decisions based on what’s safe, comfortable, and predictable. Paul understood that following Jesus didn’t come with those guarantees. And he accepted that because he knew Jesus wasn’t interested in safety; he was interested in faithfulness. Like Paul, we’re called to be faithful whatever the cost. Until we can identify what keeps us from following Jesus to this extent, we’ll struggle to live as faithful disciples on this journey of life.