Tuesday, 3 July 2007

John 21:20-22 - Don't Compare Yourself!

SCRIPTURE:

Joh 21:20-22 MSG
(20) Turning his head, Peter noticed the disciple Jesus loved following right behind.
(21) When Peter noticed him, he asked Jesus, "Master, what's going to happen to him?"
(22) Jesus said, "If I want him to live until I come again, what's that to you? You--follow me."


OBSERVATION:

Why is it that we always want to compare ourselves with others?
Why do we use others as a compass for what we 'should' be doing?

Perhaps its because others are an easy comparison?
Well easier than following God's still small voice for your own life.

Perhaps its because we find comfort in being like others?
Perhaps its because we want to be liked by others?

But Jesus tells us to NOT compare ourselves!

Its dangerous for your destiny to 'fit' into the status quo anyways!


APPLICATION:

Am I comparing myself, my ministry, my relationships to others?
If so, why?

Do I know and have a clear picture of what God wants for my life... and who He wants me to be?


PRAYER:

Father, thank you that I was not made in a cookie cutter!
Thank you that have a destiny that was crafted specifically with me in mind.

Help me to follow Your leading, to know Your ways.
May I not feel insecure... build me up with the knowledge of who I am in You and who You are in me.
May I boldly follow the path that You have set for me.
Amen

1 comment:

Anders Branderud said...

You wrote: "Help me to follow Your leading, to know Your ways.
"

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Anders Branderud