Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?" Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” John 21:21-22
Here we find Peter… Peter says silly things… Peter is like me. Jesus is telling Peter what is in store for him. He’s telling him who He created him to be! And Peter’s reaction is to compare himself to the guy standing next to him. “What about HIM??” Isn’t that just like us? Jesus created us to be so unique, and to walk in a specialized destiny… And our biggest question is how do I stack up to everyone around me. Jesus responds appropriately… Pete, just worry about you.
Instead of spending our energy comparing ourselves to everyone around us, why don’t spend time today to ask the question, “God, what are you asking of ME today?” No matter what we see around us… Jesus has invited us into our own purpose and destiny! “As for you… Come follow Me.”
Father God, lead me to be who You created me to be today. Teach me what a life of a fully devoted follower of You looks like. Help me to not be distracted by those around me, and speak to me clearly, so I can follow You. Amen!
Written by Micah Larson, White Oak Campus Connect Students Leader