Do we really want Jesus in our lives? A lot of people will say that they do. They act like they do, but then Jesus does something out of their ordinary routine. At that moment is when we can know if we truly want Him around. Read Luke chapter 8 starting in verse 26 through the end of the chapter.
And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear; and He got into a boat and returned.
Luke 8:37 NASB
Jesus did something amazing in their midst and their response was to ask him to leave. It scared them and they didn’t understand. Jesus often does things that we don’t understand. He has purpose and plan that we don’t see, yet He invites us to be a part of it. Will we allow fear to push Jesus away from us and from all that He desires to accomplish in and through us? If we ask Him to leave, He will. He did for these folks, but what amazing things they missed out on, we’ll never know.
Don’t be afraid of what Jesus is going to do in and through us. Be afraid of what He might do without us if we reject His presence in our life.