"Jesus answered, If I want him to remain until I return, what is it you? You must follow me." (John 21:22 NIV)
Sometimes we are tempted to become more preoccupied with other people's spiritual lives, than our own. When we listen to a sermon, we tend to think – ‘This should be heard by him or her’. In this way, we listen instead for others, and miss out on God's words spoken to us.
In today's scriptures, when John is too interested in other people's relationship with God, Jesus rebukes him and says, ”What is it you? - Why is that your concern? Follow thou me”.
As Christians, we have only one responsibility – that is to ensure that our own relationship with Jesus is honest and true. Then He wants to lead us, and we are to follow Him. Sometimes, He will lead us to help others in their spiritual struggle, but our act issues from our service to follow Jesus, and not from our own initiative.
Help me today just to follow you. Help me not to pry into how you are treating others. Let me be a willing tool, who doesn’t ask why you want to use me in a certain way, but willingly does what you ask me to do.