Sunday: 16th September, 2018
Reference text: Mark 8:27-35
Mark 8:27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
Unless one is really convinced, asking someone to marry you when they are not happy with you for some wrong you have just done can be a very daring call. In choosing to make such request, it may seem the safer option to ensure they are in a state of equilibrium because that single determinant alone could be the only reason the request is refused. Therefore, in our very own ways, we tend to gauge the demeanor of others before making comments or asking some questions.
While walking long the road to neighbouring towns in Caesarea Phillipi, Jesus posed a question to His disciples: ‘who do people say that I am?’ We might wonder if that was the best moment for Jesus to pose such a question, but knowing the nature of His ministry, that time was probably one of those few moments when He could be alone with the twelve – it was all about the timing.
My dear, when the timing is right, the setting is irrelevant because everything else will fall into place. What may appear as a wrong decision in the eyes of others, will yield perfect returns because it is the right time. Do not therefore strive to do things within the timelines of ‘everybody else’ because you, belong to your own time set by God.
Remember # you are not everybody else.