This what I learned at Jesus’ feet this morning:
“He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.”
Don’t get out of control over matters you can’t control. The enemy wants you emotionally invested in the wrong things so you will be unable to engage in the right things. He wants to sidetrack you, but hold steady. You are not assigned elsewhere. Man your position! You are to be faithful where you are, to those you are with, and for the purposes to which you have been called.
Can you almost see Jesus, mounted on fiery steed, with face painted blue?
Hold that line!
Oh, and don’t get caught up in the “What about John?” business, either. Pettiness and jealousy do not become you, Peter. The Lord has other plans for John. You just be available for
This isn’t a competition for the privileged seat beside Me but the precious joy of knowing I have a path and plan for you too, and will be right beside you in life and in death.