When Jesus and Peter were talking, Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. Peter asks Jesus a question: “Lord, what about this man? (Jn 21:21)” Now Jesus has just restored Peter to ministry after he had denied him three times and all Peter could think to ask was, “What about this man?” Peter represents so many in the body of Christ. The Lord desires to have intimate conversations with us regarding our purpose in life and we waist time wondering about someone else. Jesus responds, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!
In other words, mind your own business! (1 Th 4:11). In parking lots, lunch rooms, facebook, etc., we spend too much time conversing about the welfare of others. So what can we learn from this text?
1) Jesus specifically has an assignment just for you (find out what it is).
2) What the Lord wills for others, isn’t your business.
3) Follow him!…That’s all the other disciple was doing anyway.