How often have we seen others accomplishing things we ourselves have longed for. Do we read about someone going places where we haven't been able financially to go. Do we compare ourselves to others when we shouldn't. So often I have to remind myself that God has promised to be with me and supply my needs to accomplish what He wants for me! This means that I don't need the approval or permission from others when He provides the resources, I just need to use my time and talents to bless others and give Him the Glory. Keeping my eyes of faith on Him will keep me from becoming resentful.
Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved Him, the first time after Peter said that he loved Him, Jesus said, "Feed my Lambs". Two more times Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him, each time He said "Feed my Sheep". When Peter pointed to another disciple and asked "What about him", Jesus said to him, "What is it to you?".
I have asked myself that very question when comparing myself to another. My answer is usually that it is "none of my business". I just need to follow, obey and be faithful to Jesus in what He has for me to do!
How many times do we need to be asked if we love our Lord, before we are willing to follow Him.
by Ira Stamphill
I traveled on a lonely road and no one seem to care,
the burden on my weary back had bowed me to despair.
I oft complained to Jesus how folks were treating me.
And then I heard Him say so tenderly,
"My feet were also weary upon the Calvary road;
the cross became so heavy, I fell beneath the load,
Be faithful weary pilgrim the morning I can see,
Just lift your cross and follow close to me."
Have a Blessed Sunday!