Someone had the following quote on their social media profile, “Don’t follow to unfollow.” Those who are familiar with how social media works know what that means. The person is simply saying, “Don’t follow me only to unfollow me later.”
I was reminded of John 6 where many who had been following Jesus stopped following Him because they couldn’t accept His teaching. “From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him” (John 6:66). Those people were doing exactly what many of us do on social media today-following others only to unfollow them later. So Jesus asked His twelve disciples if they were going to unfollow Him too (v.67). I love Peter’s response. “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God” (vv.68-69).
I pray that we’ll also be wise enough to still follow Jesus, even when we don’t always understand Him or His ways, or when we don’t get our way. Don’t follow to unfollow.