“Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” 21When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” 22Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”
Beloved, we have the tendency to look at others. We often compare our walk with the Lord with the walk of others. This comparison helps us to think better of ourselves. But Jesus never calls us to compare ourselves to others because our walk with the Lord is personal. This is very evident in the discourse between Peter and the Lord.
Peter had just been restored after denying Jesus three times and as Peter looked over at the Apostle whom Jesus loved (John), Peter asked the question, “Lord, what about this man?” The response of Jesus to Peter was classic, ““If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” Wow! What is that to you!
So, what is it to us? Nothing. We should not compare our walk to others. God has a specific calling on each of our lives. Some of us are called to be missionaries, others pastors, some mothers and others plumbers and lawyers and machinists. God’s call is different for each of us. What we need to do is find that call and then fulfill it. The highest call we have is the call Jesus placed on our life not on someone else’s life.
So how should we respond to another’s call? We rejoice when they rejoice and we weep when they weep (Romans 12:15). We support them.
Beloved, the simple admonition is this: put your hand to the plow and don’t look back!
I pray that you will have a blessed week. I love you and I will be praying for you!
In His Strong Love-