In Luke 9 Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. On his way three men approached him separately and stated a desire to follow him. To the first man Jesus laid down the severity of the decision, “… the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” The other two men responded to Jesus’ invitation with, “I will follow you, Lord, but…”
My wife and I once took a guided tour of Italy. On the first day of the tour our guide took possession of our group to lead us through that ancient land. Our guide said, “You must give your luggage to me. Your possession will be safe with me, and you will be safer without them.” We trusted him and turned our possessions over to him. Each night we found our luggage in our rooms safe and secure.
When we chose to follow Christ there are to be no caveats; no buts. Discipleship means everything is to be remitted to Christ. All that we have, as well as all we are, must be handed to Him; that in all things He may direct, control, suggest and master. Some bristle at such an idea, but we are much safer with him then without him.