Friday, May 31, 2013

Mind your own business


Are you minding your own business?  Don't we all have a tendency to allow our curiosity to let us drift away as we watch the lives of others around us. Though there may be thoughts that certain people do not deserve what they have in life, I believe our observation, at best, is to allow ourselves to be challenged to come up higher in our own lives.    
Just so you know, you're not alone!  In the book of John, we see Peter doing this same thing.  Jesus just had this grand discussion about love with Peter. Jesus clearly instructs him what to do with his life and even tells him how he would die!  Imagine Jesus plainly laying it all out for you.  You might think if He did, you would not have a problem staying focused on the plan.  Not so! Peter looks over and sees John and is like, 'Hey wait a minute Jesus, WHAT ABOUT HIM!  I know you just told me what You have for my life, but...but...how's it all going to play out for John?"

Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper...Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?" 

If you haven't noticed already, it's John who is being spoken of and John is the very one writing this about himself...ha ha.  Yes, there is humor in the Bible.

Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me."  John 21:20-22 NKJV

We all have our own business or busyness, depending on what you're trying to accomplish in a day.  Is it possible to keep the focus?  Be encouraged that the plan is set before you in the words 'Follow Me."  If you would but choose to follow Him, this is how to walk in love and accomplish the true business of life.  It comes down to the fact of a temporal or eternal work.  

5 comments:

  1. Its so difficult to keep focused. We all need to remember to "follow me"

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  2. Hi Mrs. Pena! Thanks for your honesty :)

    Yeah, He makes it simple and we complicate it. I was reading in the old testament this morning and it's evident that man gets it one minute and gets distracted in the next moment...ha ha

    It's a discipline (needed & necessary) that is never fully attained this side of heaven :)

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    1. lucycislak@yahoo.comJune 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      Very nicely done. I love how YOUR humor playes out in what you wrote, and isn't it true how often we wonder about the other guy more than we should?

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  3. Great job in the Lord Syd!
    I read this on a church sign the other day...
    "Most people look at the outside of others, while God looks at the heart."

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