We all have the tendency to look at our neighbor to see what they are doing, how they are doing, why they are doing it, for what reason are they doing it. Its exhausting.
Why is God dealing with that person in this way? Why did God give that person this talent if they don’t even love you like I do? Why God, is that person dealing with their storm so gracefully and I cant even go a day without having a heart attack? What makes them better than me God? What makes that person more noticed when they cant even present themselves properly. Her writing stinks, how does her blogs get noticed more than mine. His Instagram is all about himself and he has 2000 followers. I cant even pass the 100 mark and I’m working so hard on this for You? Why God why? Why God why?
John 21:21-When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”
Take the time and read the chapter. Jesus told peter to follow Him and Peter was worried about John. I love how Jesus answered,
Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”
He pretty much said, if I want John to live forever, it doesn’t matter to you. It has nothing to do with you so mind your business and just follow me.
Quit looking around to see what God is doing in the lives of others. Look at Jesus and pay attention to what He is doing in you. You cant see where Jesus is going if you keep looking to the right at your neighbor. You cant hear what Jesus is saying if you keep giving your ear to your enemy on the left. You cant see what Jesus has for you if you keep looking back at the people who hurt you and continue to prosper in life.
Mind your own business. You don’t know if Jesus wants to turn them into pastors, evangelist, missionaries, church janitor…it doesn’t matter.
Everyone serves a different purpose in this life and we must embrace what we already have. We must embrace who we really are. We must embrace the fact that God made us unique in every way because He never needed two of the same people. Otherwise, He would have created us a twin but even twins have different personalities, situations, storms & talents.
Don’t be upset when God deals lightly with someone else and seemed to have dealt so harshly with you. Little do you know, parents punish their children harshly because they love their children. Why waste your time and effort on punishing your child if they have no purpose. “If you want to sin, go ahead, I don’t need you for anything important anyway”
Don’t be upset because he has 35 degrees in psychology and you barely have a high school diploma. Little do you know, you are spiritually over qualified to be a Christian marriage counselor because God gave you spiritual wisdom. (which matters most). And the guy with 35 psychology degrees cant even counsel his pet rock. You just saved thousands of dollars by switching to Jesus.
Just. Follow. Him
And don’t worry about them.