Peer pressure is a funny thing. Mostly, it snares those of us who are people pleasers. We tend to be manipulated into doing things we really don’t want to do, just because we don’t want to make a scene and want everyone to be happy.
Jesus encountered peer pressure. “Everyone is looking for you.” That is a pretty strong statement. My natural response would be to go back and try to help those looking for me. Notice what Jesus did? He kept going the direction He started out and didn’t let peer pressure interfere with His objectives.
This is a good model for us. Check with Jesus. Pick your objective. Don’t let others deter you from the task at hand. Now go walk with Jesus today. He likes the company.
“Simon and those who were with him followed after him; and they found him, and told him, “Everyone is looking for you.” He said to them, “Let’s go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason.””~Mark
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This passage was actually my devotional this morning… funny.
Jesus was praying when his disciples (rudely) interrupted him. Perhaps a key to us staying focused on your target is to find times to get away from the people (Very early while it was still dark v35) find some quiet place (and made His way to a deserted place) and spend time with God. (And He was praying there.)
It is great encouragement in your calling to stay connected to God. Even when it doesn’t “feel” like anything is being accomplished, God’s presence alone is encouragement to stay the course. A key to not being deterred is prayer in a quiet place at a quiet time.
Incredible randomness brings God’s children together in singleness of thought. God is so incredible.
I posted a comment to your blog. Really enjoyed today’s post. http://www.everyseasonunderheaven.blogspot.com/ It plays right into a “HOT” button God is working around in my head.
love that saying…. gonna steal it 🙂