When Jesus was arrested and brought before Pontius Pilate in His final hours of ministry before He was crucified, Pilate asked Jesus “are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Are you asking this on your own, or have others told you about Me?” (John 18:33b-34)
In the same way, do you follow Christ because you believe He is the one true Messiah or because someone told you that you should? Do you believe that God’s Word is true when it speaks of Jesus Christ or was he another great man who was a prophet? In the end, the decision is ultimately yours. Your decision will likely take into account who you believe is the authority in your life. If Jesus is truly the King of your life, you will accept Him as your authority. If he is not, then someone or something else will be your authority, whether it be another person or a form of idolatry.
“You are a king then?” Pilate asked. “You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice” (John 18:37). Do you hear His voice? I pray you’re listening.