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"Unfollowing"Stuart JonesFollowing Jesus gives us the chance to develop an overwhelming faith. But at times it can also be inconvenient, costly, and even embarrassing. Just as in all phases of our lives, there comes a time when we consider the question of whether there are greener pastures for us to set up camp? We’re taught throughout our entire lives that we should be recognized and have others pay attention to our wants and needs. When we become unhappy with how we’re being treated the human inclination is to seek out the grass on the other side of the fence. Because we have choices in life, we tend to become restless. We can’t settle on what we already have or to be satisfied with what we’ve got because we’re always wondering about the next big thing that can come along in our life to make it better. We think someone else is having a better time elsewhere and we make ourselves miserable constantly seeking what we think they may have. That’s the heart of “the grass is always greener” syndrome. We want to be the center of attention. We want to be comfortable. We want to determine what is best for us. We want to make this life all about us. These feelings can bleed over into our spiritual lives if we’re not careful. Nearly always we come to find out in life that the grass isn’t really greener on the other side. And when it comes to our consideration of eternity, the alternatives certainly aren’t greener. Let us remember the words that Jesus spoke in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”