The Nigerian has been chosen over Jelavic in the last two matches for the Toffees, having scored five goals in his past eight starts.
The 24-year-old told Sky Sports News: "I wouldn't look too far into him not playing. Nikica has been unbelievable since he came to us and his record speaks for itself.
"There comes a time when you have to take him out because he is pretty tired but the best of him will come. He has been playing for a long time on his own. Now I am back it is probably good time to give him a rest.
"I talk to him all the time and some of the positions I am getting into is because of him, he has helped me get into more goalscoring positions. We can play together. If he doesn't play, if I don't play, it is not a big deal."
Jelavic has scored 18 times in 45 games for Everton since signing from Rangers last year, but is without a goal in two months.