Hear the attitude? Most of us interpret that comment as a shutdown, a slam.
But Jesus says these exact words and it is not meant to insult but to redirect thinking.
John 21: 22 “Jesus said unto him (Peter),”If I want him to tarry until I come, what is that to you? Follow Me.”
The Lord doesn’t want us to compare…He wants each of us to follow Him. When our eyes start to look around and weigh us down with comparisons remember this, “What is that to you? Follow Me.”
As parents, we can let go of trying to make life fair, instead we can point each child to obedience. Children are told to obey their parents; they are not promised to be treated like another child. Don’t get sucked into this vortex of comparison, stay focused and clear. Point each child to obeying the Lord by obeying you. There is no comparison in “Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1
When comparison comes, redirect your thinking by reminding either yourself or your children what Jesus says, “What is that to you? Follow Me.”