Step Out of the Boat

It’s easy to be so afraid of making a mistake that you never get around to stepping out on faith. You can spend all your time wondering, Is this faith? Or is it presumption? What if I exercise my faith for something and find out later I’ve missed God’s will?

Don’t worry. God can handle any mistake you can make. I know because I’ve made plenty of them. When I did, I’d just go to the Lord and He’d tell me, Stay on the Word, son. Together we’ll overcome this thing. And we always did.

If you act on the Word out of the sincerity of your heart and you steadfastly stay with the Word, Jesus will never let you down…no matter how many dumb mistakes you make. He proved that the night Peter jumped out of the boat in the middle of the lake.

Have you ever stopped to think about that incident? Peter hadn’t been praying or seeking God’s will before he did that. On impulse he just blurted out, “Lord, if it’s You, bid me come.”

What was Jesus supposed to say? He couldn’t very well say, “It’s not Me.” I suppose He could have said, “Wait a minute now. You don’t have the faith to get out here. You’d better stay in that boat or you’re going to drown for sure.”

But He didn’t say that to Peter—and He won’t say it to you. If you want to get out and walk by faith, He’ll get out there with you and pick you up when you start sinking. He’ll walk you back to the boat if He has to.

It’s better to risk being presumptuous than to waste your life in the boat of unbelief! If you have to, just dive into the water and say, “God, help me!”

Don’t let fear keep you from taking that step of faith. Come on, get out of the boat today!

Scripture Reading:
Matthew 14:22-33


3 thoughts on “Step Out of the Boat

  1. Amen. We must exercise FAITH in ALL our doings. JESUS CHRIST is the PERFECT example of a FAITH FILLED life. He always exercised His FAITH. Without FAITH there would be NO MIRACLES. One way GOD test us is by our FAITH. We need some CRAZY and BLIND FAITH in this season to see the MANIFESTATIONS of what we have been praying for. GOD has already answered the prayer on our behalf and He is just watching and waiting to see if we are going to use FAITH. He said in His word, “Now FAITH is the SUBSTANCE of THINGS ((HOPED)) for yet the EVIDENCE of THINGS yet not ((SEEN)). We better start working our FAITH to see SPEEDY MANIFESTATIONS of MIRACLES in our lives. JESUS also said, “Without FAITH it is ((IMPOSSIBLE)) to PLEASE GOD.” How can we be RADICAL CHRISTIANS yet LACK FAITH? We must ponder on things critical as these.

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