Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. – John 21:21-22
Are you looking at how big the other person’s ministry is? How many monthly visitors they attract to their blog or how many twitter followers they have? You know, the apostle Peter did that one time. He observed how the other disciple that Jesus loved was tagging along without an invitation. To which Jesus replied that it was not Peter’s business what He chooses to do with the other disciple but you, Peter, Follow me. Stop looking at how much success the other person has and instead, you, start following.
Following Jesus Christ is not analogous to following Justin Bieber on twitter. A situation where you passively observe his tweets, respond on occasion and hope you get re-tweeted. Jesus Christ, the God of the universe, the creator of heaven and earth re-tweets, both privately and publicly, your every tweet. Yes, He follows you. He knows your name, He knows where you live, He knows your struggles and in it all, He calls you friend. He cheers you on, He laughs when you laugh and He cries when you cry. Is it too much then for Him to ask you, “Follow thou me?”