Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them ... When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” John 21:20-22
Are you jealous?
Is there someone you know who has the car you want? Or the house you could only dream of? Or the attentive spouse? Or successful children? Or fruitful ministry?
Do you wish you had the bubbly personality, the clutch of friends, the model's body?
Have you ever looked at someone and wished that God would bless you as much as He seems to bless them?
Don't do that. Jesus doesn't compare you with others. He doesn't say, "come, follow your pastor." He doesn't say, "come, follow your friend."
No. He says, "come, follow me."
Your only measure of success should be the degree to which you plant your feet in the footprints of the Master.
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Heb 12:1-2