For some reason I thought about the conversation between Peter and Jesus in John 21—this is the chapter where Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved Him. In John 21:21, Peter looks over at John and asks Jesus, “What about him, Lord?” Jesus then replies, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me” (Jn 21:22).
How many times do we look at how other people are progressing in their Christian walk, but lose sight of how we are doing? It’s so easy to look at someone else and evaluate them, but it’s difficult to really examine our own heart.
When was the last time you really measured yourself with God’s standard? Stop comparing yourself with others and just follow Him!
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