"Peter said to him, 'Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.'" ESV
Peter was eager to fulfill his purpose that Jesus had promised him. In his mind, he was ready now. But Jesus knew that Peter would have to go through many things before he could do what he was called to do. We are much like Peter. We tend to get ahead of God in our desire to serve Him, and we end up finding ourselves in quite a mess. Our Lord tells us to wait. He will bring about our readiness and the work we are to do. Meanwhile, we become living Bibles and accept the small tasks that are all around us.
Lord, we are very much like Peter, thinking we can do marvelous and wonderful things right now. Give us wisdom and grace as we go through preparation until You deem us ready to fulfill Your plan for our lives. In Your great name we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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