Step out of the boat, Peter. Just put one foot over the side and you are halfway there. See? You are standing on the water! You can’t believe it is happening but here you are. The Master stands across the sea beckoning you to come. “Do not be afraid!” He calls. He invites you to come.
Taking the first step was amazing. The second? Unbelievable. I am walking on water!
But then? That old familiar feeling of doubt in our human abilities crept in and Peter began to sink.
Peter believed enough to get out of the boat but his faith wavered in the water.
We face so many challenges and difficulties in this journey called LIFE. Some are big, some not so much, but each one is monstrous in our eyes. It is OUR challenge, OUR trial.
Do we dare take the risk when God is doing the nudging? Can we trust in the One who knows all things, sees all things, and created all things? Even us?
Do we dare to get out of the comfort zone and take a giant leap of faith knowing God’s in control?
Or will we remain glued to what we know best and never experience what Peter did when he took the couple of steps…literally walking on water!
So many heroes of faith DARED. Many of them gave their lives because they dared to be different, took risks and scaled the highest of mountains. They made a difference, some even turned their entire cities upside down.
What has God been nudging you to do? Have you been asking yourself the question, “Do I dare? Do I step out and trust God or do I stay where I am, always wondering about what could have been?”
Friend, the rewards are greater than the fear. Greater than the apprehension and the knot in your stomach. Do not worry about others…there will always be doubters and as one of My Three Sons says, “Haters gonna hate.”
THEY do not matter! But you do, and what you do for the Kingdom matters. You can be a trailblazer, one that sets your city, your world, on fire for God or you can stick with the status quo and never know whether you would have changed the course of history or saved one soul from eternity without God.
So, do you dare?