Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return,

  what is that to you? You must follow me.”

                  (John 21:22 NIV)


Many have been through so much and have worked so hard. And yet they have no idea why God does what He does for them. Complete surrender to God’s will comes with understanding that the Lord is in full control and can do as He chooses with our lives. People can say whatever they want to say. The church cannot be perfect, because we are not perfect. But it is through the church that we find help. Don’t worry about the discipleship of others. Instead, focus on following Him yourself.