But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Matthew 14:30 (KJV)
We have all dreamt of achieving great things for God doing things that have never been done before. These dreams may involve taking over places that have not been conquered yet with the gospel or making some kind of sacrifices that many around are not willing to take.
Consider Peter in the same boat with you and imagine him trying to step out to walk on water, you will think that Peter was overflowing with faith as he began to step out of the boat and walked towards Jesus. And that is how we always see people that achieve great things, we view them as having a classified kind of faith that is reserved for a special kind of people. But suddenly something even stronger occurred and the assumed superman of faith, Peter began to sink. The faith and courage he had in the spoken word of Jesus was getting smaller as the winds and the storms were getting bigger.
Child of God, the true measure of a person’s faith then is not just in how we step out of the boat, but the subsequent steps after the winds and the storms show up. We deal with this every now and then, we start something with zest and excitement only to step halfway through because it was much more demanding than anticipated. Today we must realize that whenever Jesus called us to do anything, He will provide all that we need to accomplish the whole task. He will grant you the grace to walk on things we began to sink in. Peter only began to sink, he didn’t sank, he walked back on water.
My declaration and confession: I refuse to allow the winds of fear distract my walk of faith.
Ignite Thought: God can make us walk back on things we started sinking in.