“What is that to you?” Yep, I call it the “W.I.T.T.Y” principle. WE are not to be the junior Holy Spirit in someone else’s life nor make comparisons about what God’s plans are for someone else. It’s NOPE, a BIG NATTA! But we all have the tendency, like Peter did, to say, “Lord, what about him?” (see John 21:21). And Jesus replied, “w.i.t.t.y.” John 21:22, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what IS THAT TO YOU?” [emphasis added]. Basically, Jesus was saying, “Mind your own business!” I am God and you are not!
Go to the Word and read for yourself the conversation preceding the “WITTY” principle. It is Jesus telling Peter what He wanted him to do, even telling Peter how he was going to die. Peter looks over at John and says, “What about him?” Jesus was quick to let Peter know, “What is it to you…..?”
There is a lesson for me here and a lesson for you…for all! WE are to be laser focused on what God tells us to do! Plain and simple. Not look around and worry about God being God in someone else’s life. God has very SPECIFIC THINGS for all of us to do. A specific plan each and every day. If we are entrenched in DOING HIS WILL FOR OUR LIVES, WE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO WORRY OR FOCUS ON what someone else is doing or not doing.
Plain and simple: we are NOT to be God in anyone’s life…that is God’s job.
As we mind our own business we should be so busy seeking to live.. Ephesians 2:10 that we don’t have time to even think about what someone else might be doing or not doing. God wants us all to be on a MISSION for HIM…not for OURSELVES. If we are so busy “feeding the sheep in front of us,” there will be no time to worry about someone else or the sheep they are suppose to be feeding.
As Max Lucado has put it, “You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.” If God put so much planning and craftsmanship into me/you, shouldn’t that encourage us to focus on the specific things He has for me/you and not on what He has planned for someone else?