The story of Jesus talking to Peter on the seashore is one of my favorites.
I think we can all relate to Peter because his life is the most relatable of the disciples. This guy was zealous, but made some mistakes along the way.
Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love me?”
Peter says, “You know I do.”
Jesus responds, “Go feed my sheep.”
This happens two other times. Jesus is questioning Peter to check his heart while also giving Peter a job to do.
Peter got a little exasperated at Jesus, but Jesus wasn’t bothered–until Peter compared himself to John.
“What about John, Lord? What’s his job? Where’s his heart?” Peter asked in reply.
Jesus was firm in His answer: “What about him? We’re talking about you. If John lives until I return again, is that any of your business?”
Pastor Hagin shared at church tonight how it’s important to work and serve where God has placed you right now.
Standing firm, staying in position is only possible when you are secure in who you are in Christ.
Jesus was giving Peter instructions and the next words out of Peter’s mouth are “What about John?”
Maybe God’s been talking to you for a while and you’re too busy looking around at others.
Just something to think about…
I know this is an area where I have to be on guard.
The comparison trap keeps us from hearing God’s voice effectively because our attention is divided.
Remember: God is always talking to us. All we need to do is get quiet and listen up.