Jesus is what matters most……
Yet many things distract from this……
Matthew 4v19 says it plain in capturing the words of Jesus, “Follow Me!”

When I was prepping, I read an old classic lengthy sermon transcript from CH Spurgeon. Here’s some excerpts:-   “Every believer here wants to be useful. If he does not, I take leave to question whether he can be a true believer in Christ. Well, then, if you want to be really useful, here is something for you to do to that end:- “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”…………….The direction is very distinct and plain, and I believe that it is exclusive, so that no man can become a fisherman by any other process. This process may appear to be very simple; but assuredly it is most efficient. The Lord Jesus Christ, who knew all about fishing for men, was himself the dictator of the rule, “Follow me, if you want to be fishers of men. If you would be useful, keep in my track.”

………………You men and women that sit before me, you are by the shore of a great sea of human life swarming with the souls of men. You live in the midst of millions; but if you will follow Jesus, and be faithful to him, and true to him, and do what he bids you, he will make you fishers of men. Do not say, “Who shall save this city?” The weakest shall be strong enough. Gideon’s barley cake shall smite the tent, and make it lay along. Samson, with the jawbone, taken up from the earth where it was lying bleaching in the sun, shall smite the Philistines. Fear not, neither be dismayed. Let your responsibilities drive you closer to your Master. Let the horror of prevailing sin make you look into his dear face who long ago wept over Jerusalem, and now weeps over London.

You are not fit for it, but he will make you fit. You cannot do it of yourselves, but he will make you do it………You do not know how to spread nets and draw shoals of fish to shore, but he will teach you. Only follow him, and he will make you fishers of men!”