Yesterday we talked about Peter and how we have to step out of the boat. In Matthew 14:22-32 Peter stepped out and started walking on water, something that was impossible in the natural. That’s where we stopped yesterday,but that’s not where Peters story ended. Peter was walking on the water toward Jesus, but then- verse 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous,he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Has that ever happened to you? You stepped out to do what God had for you, but then you looked around at the circumstances, allowed fear to overshadow everything else, took your eyes off of Him, and started to sink.
I firmly believe if Peter had kept his eyes on Jesus, fear couldn’t have come in to stop him from walking supernaturally. Faith and fear are opposites, just like light and dark. Where faith is fear cannot be, and vice versa. The circumstances just show up to try to take your focus. I can prove it. Verse 32 says And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. As soon as they stopped defying the natural, the wind stopped, the waves stopped, and the storm ceased. The circumstances didn’t bother Jesus, and He gave that same ability to Peter.
Although Peter allowed the storm to intimidate him, he had the capacity to dominate the storm, and so do you. Next time you step out and start walking on water, when the wind starts blowing and the waves start crashing, keep your eyes on Jesus, don’t be afraid but only believe. Instead of sinking, you’ll find yourself walking above the storm and accomplishing the supernatural in your life!