Do not allow your circumstances to cause you to doubt God.
In Matthew 14:25
Jesus believed that peter could walk on water ,because He commanded Him to come. Jesus already knew the outcome of Peter taking the bold step to walk on water. And He asked Jesus to give Him the ability to do it, but in the midst of walking Peter allowed fear to sink Him back to the ground
And in the fourth watch of the night[c]he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind,[d] he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” )
God has already commanded us , spoken into us and believed in us, but is our faith in Him bigger than the fear of failing? Because when God commands us to do something, to step out , to start that idea He has given us ,there will be winds and storms which will come and face us. Face us to test us, to know whether we are grounded enough in our faith, whether we will still continue to walk and do what He has called us to do no matter the opposition. There is no way we wont be aware that theres an opposition , but where will our focus be ? Will we still believe that God believed in us ? and knows that we are capable and thats why He commanded us? Or will we allow the temporary storm to stop us from accomplishing His eternal purpose . See the storm is only for a moment, a moment to test whether you will give up, a moment of storm seeking to replace the long term glory and fulfillment God has planned for us . How many times have we allowed fear to stop us? To cripple us when God had already spoken. When God had already placed in you everything you need to overcome the storm. What would happen if you did it afraid? What God had asked us to do, little by little that fear would be overtaken by faith. We don't understand where this storm has come from but we won't let it stop us from doing what God has asked us to do.
See the storm only began when peter left His comfort zone ( the boat ). The boat was only to keep peter limited. It was comfortable but it meant He remained in there and did not know His potential. What was His potential ? That the Lord will do in Him beyond what He (Peter) could even ask or imagine. God saw His potential , but did He see it? Fear stops us from walking in our full potential. Fear springs up all the questions to lead you in doubting what God Himself has already placed inside of you. Can I really do this? What if this happens? What if i don't have enough? What if they think this? . But faith fuels you to walking in your full potential even when fear stares at you in the face. Can I do this ; Yes ;I can do all things through christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13 ) …..What if this happens? ; Nothing is going to stop me from doing what God has asked me to do; Not by might, nor by power but by My spirit, says the LORD Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)….What if i dont have enough ;God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory in christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
What would happen if we replied back to fear in the face with faith. Faith in who God says we are and what we have?
When you are in your comfort zone theres no opposition, because you haven't yet discovered the potential God has placed within you. But when you step out of your comfort zone , refusing to stay the same, you are getting ready to uncover the potential God has placed inside of you. God has already commanded you, And when God commands Is beyond a word, God speaks out of completion. He has already seen you fulfill it and walking in it thats why He spoke the word. Now its up to you and I to hold on to the word, the idea, the vision, the dream and step out regardless of what we will face. We may not have seen the storm coming, but God did and still commanded you, because He already saw you fulfilling it.
The wind ceased when peter got back into the boat. The storm will stop, when fear looks at you in the face and you don't respond to it. When your eyes are focused on the author and finisher of your faith ; Jesus.
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