My little girl loves to help. She especially loves to help me & her Daddy cook. She has become quite the baker. She got cupcake pans, cake pans, and a lot of bakery paraphernalia for Christmas last year. I have to say she has put it to good use. She loves to help her Daddy in food prep for the grilling he does. She has her hands in the muffin mix & can peel boiled eggs like nobody’s business. I love having her around to help me out.
Do you know there is Somebody who does not need my help? That would be the Lord. You see, He is quite capable of doing whatever He deems necessary, without my input. Sometimes it’s easy to try to compare ourselves to others.
I think, “What should I be doing about this or that?”
You know what? Jesus has it all handled. There are times, I just need to have faith & sit back & let Him have his way. Isn’t that hard, though? When you pray & want a situation, a person, or a relationship, to be like you want it all to be- it may not always come out exactly like you had it envisioned.
So, I get to thinking, “How can I make this better?”
Next, I may do or say something that doesn’t help the situation at all.
Or I may think, “I’m doing all I can do to be a Christian. Why, then, are things going so great for this one over here, that’s well, not?”
Again, I need to remember, the Lord doesn’t need my help. Just because I don’t see Him working behind the scenes, does not mean He is not.
The apostle Peter found out Jesus does not need our help either. He questioned the Lord about the person He had predicted would betray Him. It’s not said why Peter wanted to know who it was. Maybe curiosity was getting the best of him. Or maybe he wanted to help or protect his friend from someone. Jesus let him know right quick that He had it handled.
20 Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” 21 Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?”
22 Jesus said to him, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.”
23 Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?”
Peter’s attention needed to be focused on following Jesus. The Lord had a much bigger agenda for Peter than worrying about who was going to wrong Him. Jesus was pretty much trying to tell him,
“What business is it of yours?”
I need to remember that. I need to make sure my focus is on Jesus. Not on who is wronging me, who has a nicer house than me, or who makes more money than me. Jesus was trying to tell Peter & He is trying to tell me to have faith in Him & I won’t have anything to worry about. When the worries & stresses of this ol’ world try to beat us down, we have got to remember Who we have on our side. Even when we don’t realize it, He is working in our lives for good.
I am so glad you came by to visit with me today. We have had rain, rain, and then some more rain. But you know what? I have seen some of the most beautiful rainbows…there’s a blog post for another time! I hope you have a great week. I have to be going for now, because I should be washing clothes.