John 13:36-37 ” Jesus replied, ‘Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.’ Peter asked Him, ‘Lord, why can’t I follow you now?’ “

Peter was known for his overly enthusiastic, impetuous manner…of not thinking before he spoke, and thus ending up usually putting his foot into his mouth. Here we see the same kind of brashness, as Peter presumptuously asks the Lord why he can’t go with him. As a Believer you too will go through a time of waiting on the Lord. A season of postponements, delay, and inactivity…when the Peter in you just wants to follow Jesus NOW! But Jesus didn’t tell Peter that he would be left behind forever…rather, Jesus told Peter that he would follow Him at a later time. So what can we do while we play this waiting game? Lots! Spend this time in personal growth of your knowledge in Christ, look to His example in order to align your life closer to His, deepen your fellowship of trust and obedience in the Lord as you study the Word, finally, take on the role of servanthood and self-denial as you share in His sufferings. Suddenly this time of waiting is no longer a hindrance, but a time of profound individual growth…which is what the Lord wanted in the first place for you as you waited.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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