by Randy Chambers, 2015-04-14
John 21:20-22, NIV: Peter turned and saw that the disciple
whom Jesus loved was following them...When Peter saw him, he asked, Lord, what about
him? Jesus answered, If I want him to remain alive until I return, what
is that to you? You must follow me.
Each of us have an individual relationship with Christ. Each relationship is developed
within, and based upon, our uniqueness in Christ. To try to make your relationship with
God be a mirror of someone else's relationship with God, is to try to force it into a mold
it was not designed to fit. You can no more have that exact same relationship as you can
actually be that other person. To try and do so is to kill some of the living
characteristics that makes what you alone have with God unique. The only way we can
experience God's power, love and design for our lives is to follow the path He has given
us uniquely. God doesn't want us to try to be spiritual giants, He just wants us to
faithfully and fully follow him. What that means for me may appear very different than
what it means for you, yet it means that all of us are to be obedient to God's personal,
and unique call on our lives.