Sometimes I say something in a message that makes me feel like a hypocrite. Like recently I heard myself saying, "God doesn't ask you to live someone else's life. He just asks you to follow Him in the context that He's placed you.

We were looking at one the last interactions that Peter had with Jesus and their conversation. Jesus warned Peter that there would be suffering in front of him and seemed to have indicated how he would die. Peter responded by pointing to John and asking, "what about him?" Jesus made it clear that he shouldn't worry about John or anyone else's calling or journey. He told Peter to just follow him and quit worrying about what other people are doing.

Easier said than done, Jesus.

I read a comment recently that essentially said, "if you knew what God knows, you'd choose the same circumstances that He chose for you".  I know that's true, but in the moment it feels like easier would have to be better. 

I want to live my life with a strong faith that trusts God's plan for my life and my family. I can choose to compare my life with others and start to complain or I can trust my Father to lead me in the exact path that He has planned for me.

I chose trust.

Floyd Yutzy