John 13: 37 ” Peter asked, ‘Lord, why can’t I follow You now?’ “

This conversation happened during The Last Supper…Jesus had just told His disciples that where He was soon going they could not come.  So in verse 36, Simon Peter asks Jesus, ” ‘Lord, where are You going?’  Jesus replied, ‘Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.’ ”  It happens so often…we catch a glimpse of what God has for us to do and we are impatient…desiring to heed Him immediately.  So like Peter, we anxiously query, “Why can’t I follow you now?” But all of our gung-ho enthusiasm can’t measure up to the basic training and discipline we may need prior to God’s nod of approval.  Over these years I’ve found one of the hardest words to accept gracefully from God is, “wait.”  But I also know in the end any delay is only for my good and benefit.

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