Will you follow Jesus or follow your fear? Matthew 14:24-31
Matthew 14 (The Voice)
25 Deep in the night, when He had concluded His prayers, Jesus walked out on the water to His disciples in their boat. 26 The disciples saw a figure moving toward them and were terrified.
Disciple: It’s a ghost!
Another Disciple: A ghost? What will we do?
Jesus: 27 Be still. It is I. You have nothing to fear.
Peter: 28 Lord, if it is really You, then command me to meet You on the water.
Jesus: 29 Indeed, come.
Peter stepped out of the boat onto the water and began walking toward Jesus. 30 But when he remembered how strong the wind was, his courage caught in his throat and he began to sink.
Peter: Master, save me!
31 Immediately Jesus reached for Peter and caught him.
Jesus: O you of little faith. Why did you doubt and dance back and forth between following Me and heeding fear?
Many talented people go through life like the disciples who stayed in a sinking boat even when Jesus was nearby and willing to save them – just like He saved Peter.
When He calls you, respond.
Don’t respond when you are ready, when it’s convenient or when you have more money or more time.
If Jesus says you can walk on water, you CAN WALK ON WATER! Believe Him.
I love this quote from a preacher, “Don’t get distracted when you are water-walking with Jesus or you will sink!”
Most folks wait around to see what others are doing so they can follow.
Some people keep doing the same things they've always done because it’s comfortable. They don’t want to step out of the comfort zone.
Jump in – don’t wait.
Your gifts are needed. Don’t panic if you don’t get it right the first time.
You will not find Jesus in the comfort zone.