John 1:35-37, Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; (36) And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! (37) And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
John the Baptist was happy when people left him to follow Jesus, because his ministry focused on Jesus. “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John ).
When people get saved they follow Jesus, not the preacher, the people, or the program. They believe, follow, and tell others.
The word "follow" means to imitate or mimic, to submit, and it speaks of Lord-ship. We as followers of Christ journey toward Christ-likeness and walking in His steps. We desire to walk as He walked.
"If any man come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me" Luke 9:23