There was only 1 Peter in the Bible, 1 guy who was courageous enough to volunteer to walk out onto the water. What’s holding you back?
God wants to heal you so that you can point others to him. What if that discomfort you’re experiencing now would lead to someone coming to know God? Would that be worth it to you?
I wonder what God is trying to speak to us that we’re unable to hear because we’re too busy focusing on other things. What would it practically look like for you to focus wholly on God every day, even if just for a few minutes?
Some things are most definitely worth the wait. We grow in those uncomfortable waiting spaces; waiting prepares us for reaping, waiting prepares us for performance. Waiting helps us to appreciate and cherish the thing once we have it.
But what does it look like to wait well?
It seems to me that we’re up a creek without a paddle, we have no cell service, we lost our map, our boat also seems to be leaking, and we’re in shark-infested waters, and it’s about to storm, just for good measure.
So, what do we do?
Does your culture inform your Christianity or does your Christianity inform your culture?
I wonder how many times we miss a miracle because we’re too focused on the sound of our own voice.
You, with your specific gifting and life experience, are valuable to the Body of Christ. It’s so tempting to look at the gifts of others and become envious of what they have or have been afforded. But that’s the wrong perspective, but an easy trap to fall into. Instead of being jealous of another person, what if we devoted that energy toward practicing and honing the gift that God has given us?
We all have those experiences, hurts, disappointments, pain, suffering, etc. that cause us to sometimes doubt the goodness of God. Those are the moments God is entrusting to us to continue to serve and love him well.
Something is placed in front of me, I think “I can’t do it” and just stare at it, soaking in my failure and ineptitude. But the beautiful thing is that God’s right there, whispering in my ear, “You can do it, just trust me.”