Updated: May 20
The Storm, do I ride it or drown in it?
Storms in our lives can be either external, internal, or both.
The storm can be your insecurities, words of hate being told to you, jealousy and the competitive surroundings you are around.
The storm could be your depression, lack of confidence, anxiety or fear.
The storm could be your addictions, loss hope and the feeling of no longer fighting.
The storm is anything that brings problems, difficulty, challenges, and pain in your life.
When you move on the foundation of the Word, and not let any of the storms in your life take or steal your focus, you will walk on water, you will be great, you will progress, you will overcome, and keep moving forward while you are in the middle of your storm.
When Peter focused on the Word, he was walking, making progress and moving, despite the storm he was in the middle of (Matthew 14:22-33).
When you move on the foundation of the Word, and not let your lack of finance, skills, inabilities, insecurities, doubts, fears, past experiences, upbringing, home life, past life, what you have, what you don't have, where you are from, your environment, your hurts, your pain, who loves you and who doesn't. You too will do the impossible. You will succeed even though you are in the middle of a storm. The world is full of problems. The Word assures us of this:
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world - John 16:33.
But the Word is firm, solid, and unshakable; it will not change, and it is resilient and what it says is what will happen (2 Corinthians 1:2).
When Peter saw the storm, and took his eyes off the Word, it was then he started to sink, because he focused on the problem and started to go down.
When you focus on the problems in your life, it drowns you and prevents you from swimming above water or walking on water. It will become all you can see. You won’t be able to see the door of escape since you are trapped believing there’s no way out.
Problems are a byproduct of the world we live in, BUT if you give it power, then it will rule over your life.
Problems will come, but what we do when they come is what matters.
The storm is not stronger than the Word
Even in the middle of the storm the Word proves more powerful. It allowed Peter to walk through his storm, towards his destiny, towards his purpose, and towards his life’s calling.
The Word "come" is what our Creator is telling us to do. Come out of your situation, come out of your hurt, come out of your depression, come out of your low perception of yourself, and come out of allowing the bad times in your life to stop you from moving forward.
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Come out of focusing on what you don’t have and start seeing what you do have. Come out of comparing your life to others not realizing that your life journey is part of your life plan.
In Peter's experience the situation didn't get better, what happen was, God showed up.
God came on the scene even while the storm (problem) was happening and demonstrated to Peter that His grace, His love, His power, is not subject to any storms in our life.
All you have to do is focus on the Word and what it says concerning you and your future, and the future of all those who you affect.
God came in the wind to prove that He is greater than your problems!
Your problems don’t have to be gone to know that God is with you.
In the middle of the storm He is there. He has always been there, because He promises to never leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8).
You may not be able to see it or feel it, but your emotions have no impact on God's Word. His Word is yes and amen, they will happen (2 Corinthians 1:20).
Peter didn't sink because he was oblivious to the storm or problem, he sank because when he saw the problem he became afraid.
When you start to let the challenges and problems in your life cause you fear, then you too will start to sink.
Problems are real but they don't have to dictate the course of your life.
Learn from them, build from them, but don't let them stop you.
How many dreams have you stopped pursuing due to lack of finance? What business venture did you stop pursuing because someone told you it was impossible to do. What love relationship did you give up on because of past hurt?
Don't allow negative experiences to take authority over your life.
We have to start believing in something deeper than what our eyes can see. And the Word will help you do just that.
The more Word you build your life’s foundation on, the more you will become unstoppable.
Don't wait until you see it or feel it, because your waiting may be in vain. You will miss out on successes, achievements, happiness, joy, peace, and much more if you wait.
Walk in faith and go forth on the Word of God and stand firm in His promises.
If He says you will survive the storm, then you will survive. Not only will you survive, but you will also walk on it.
You will look at the storm and smile.
Focus on what the Word says, and when the storms of life comes, you will have peace right in the middle of it.
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