Matthew 14:28 – Then Peter called to Jesus, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
How easy it would be to settle right where you are, in the place of comfort and familiarity. The natural tendency is to settle and get comfortable. The problem is, the life of God that lives on the inside of you never settles. We are called to greatness! As members of the body of Christ, we are called to do something significant with our lives. The “Greater One” that lives in you will not settle for less. He calls us to get out of the boat, take the risk, walk on the water, climb the mountain, move forward, possess the land, and do greater works.
We are called to Greatness!
Going to the next level in our faith requires us to be like Peter. Peter wasn’t happy sitting in the boat of comfort like everyone else. Are you in the boat? Most people live for comfort, but movers and shakers in the Kingdom never settle with the majority. Leaders are leaders! That’s why they are ahead of the pack. Peter said, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you.” And like Peter, we must have the desire to do the extra-ordinary and to live supernaturally.
We have what the world doesn’t have. We have the God of all wisdom, knowledge, and understanding on the inside of us, speaking to us. Believers have the God of the universe, the wisdom of all creation living in us. Why would we settle for anything less than Super – Natural and extra-ordinary? We are called to press forward into where God is wanting to take us – not settle for where we have been (Philippians 3:14). Unlike other gods, our God is a living, breathing, personal, speaking God. And after we know the leading of the Lord, we must believe He is faithful to complete it. His faithfulness must be settled in our hearts as we step out in faith and do what we’ve never done or gone where we have never gone. But that is when we will be met with opposition. It’s at this point that the men and women of faith are separated from the boys and girls. Faith doesn’t keep opposition from challenging us. Faith keeps us focused on our God, the storm-tamer.
His faithfulness must be settled in our hearts.
Always remind yourself of God’s faithfulness. Look at the times when Moses, Abraham, Joseph and the other heroes of our faith stepped out of their comfort zones. God has a track record of faithfulness. The truth is that He who has called you is faithful to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). God will always be faithful to fulfill every Word and every promise.
Satan is the great deceiver. He is a liar and if he can create just enough doubt in you, then he can set up a stronghold that will keep you from moving forward. James warns us against being doubtful. A doubting person wavers and will receive nothing from the Lord (James 1:8). We must stay focused on the Lord who is faithful. One of the enemy’s tactics is to get us to focus on our own limitations. To look at the natural circumstances through human logic. He will say things like “Why do you think you can walk on water?” Or like the 10 spies, “we are like grasshoppers in their sight.” By looking at their own natural limitations they missed out on God’s limitlessness.
We must stay focused on the Lord, who is faithful.
You have an inheritance – the DNA of tried and tested faith. God is calling you to do something and be a part of something greater than anything you’ve ever done. It will probably require you to do something that you’ve never done before, in a way you’ve never done it, but He is calling you to a place that is going to require greater faith. Where God is always beckoning us to come is to new territory, just like He did with Joshua. This will require us to go where we have never been (Joshua 3:4). If you continue doing what you’ve done expecting different results, that’s called insanity. Start believing that when you step out, the strongholds that are currently restraining you will come down – in Jesus name! Never trust your eyes or feelings in the matters of faith. Rather than counting the cost of possible loss, consider the reward of accomplished faith. Remember the many times that God has come through…even when it seemed impossible.
My prayer for you today is that you will believe the unbelievable and do the impossible!
Pointing People to Jesus,
“On Earth as it is in Heaven!”