Do you think the water turned solid when Peter was in the boat? No. If you look at the pictures that artists have drawn of this encounter, you will think they were walking on a hard surface. No. The water probably reached above their ankles. The problem still remained the problem. The storm still raged as a storm. The only difference was the presence of Jesus in the storm gave a winning edge to Peter. The presence of Jesus in your business or family will not take away the storm, it will only give you winning strategies above the storm.

The most logical reasoning that will come up is the logic of time. Is this the right time? Should you not wait until next month’s salary is paid? Should you not wait until your child graduates from university? Wait until you get married then you can have the support of your spouse. These all sound very logical and true. But be careful with timing. 

You see as a co-worker with God, your problem is not timing. God does not live in time. God is not bound by time. If you delay, God will raise another to take up your place. He is not limited by choice. If your timing is wrong and you are acting on faith in God, he will correct you and position you for the right time. I will rather be hasty in my timing than be late in God’s agenda.

As Christians, many times we use fasting and praying (waiting on the Lord) as excuse for inaction. There is a time to pray and a time to move into action whether or not you have prayed enough. Ask Moses at the banks of the Red Sea with Pharaoh in pursuit. When he turned to God in prayer, God told him wrong timing. This is not the time to pray, this is the time to act.

Don’t you think you have waited long enough for God on this dream? You have been praying for a sign in the last 5 years and have not seen one; shouldn’t you just try out the idea and see how God directs it? Why are you letting timing and the opinion of others hold you back in the land of convenience and regret?

*29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?* Matt 14:29-31

It is either you get out of the boat and walk now in the storm or wait until the storm is over and remain in the boat forever. The boat here is a symbol of your experience and the conventional methods 

Go beyond your experience

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