Go Hard Like Jesus – Mark 3:20-35

Reflection from my reading in Mark 3:20-35 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

 Go Hard or Go Home

Jesus went hard.  He worked so hard that sometimes he and his disciples didn’t have time to eat.  Check out this little-talked about verse.

“Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat.” Mark 3:20

When was the last time you were so busy advancing God’s kingdom that you didn’t have time to eat? Next time you are tempted to feel sorry for yourself, think about how hard Jesus worked.

Crazy Work Ethic

 He worked so hard his family thought he was crazy.
“And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.” Mark 3:21
His family attempted to guard his time and help him live a balanced life. Jesus’ goal was never to live a balanced life. Sometimes to fulfill God’s will for our lives, we have to push hard.
Now, I am not saying that Jesus was a workaholic. See my article “Set Healthy Boundaries Like Jesus“.  He knew when to rest and he knew when to retreat with his disciples. Jesus seemed to live by the motto…
Work hard, rest hard. 

I encourage you to use the short life God has given you to serve him with all you have! Go hard!

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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