I believe that majority of us truly want to do something great with our lives. I believe that we want to make a difference. I believe we want to make an impact. I believe that we want to advance the Kingdom of God.
And because of that many of us have hopes, dreams, and aspirations that are God-given, we are constantly taking steps of faith so that we can see these things through.
Some of us have succeeded, but I’d say that even more have failed.
Why is that?
Why does it seem like more fail than succeed?
We focus on the wind.
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:28-31)
Like Peter, Jesus is calling us to come, to step out in faith and step into the life that He is calling us to.
But we focus on the wind.
In other words, we become distracted by something that really isn’t there.
We do this all the time.
Think about it.
- We focus on the opinions of others.
- We focus on our doubts.
- We focus situations that may not have even happened yet.
- We focus on anything except for what we are supposed to.
And then we cry and pout when we fail.
It’s time to start focusing on the real and tangible.
So what’s the real and tangible?
- He is faithful.
- He is mighty.
- He is powerful.
And because of this we can approach Jesus and whatever it is that He’s calling us to do with confidence and focus.
Because He’s the One calling us.
I honestly believe there is too much at stake to fail. I believe that if He has placed something on your heart it is because He wants you to not only do it, but to do it well.
He wants us to succeed in building the Kingdom.
Let me say that again.
He wants you to succeed in building the Kingdom.
So it’s time.
It’s time to stop getting distracted. It’s time to focus on the reason why we do what we do. It’s time to keep our eyes fixed on Him.
And not the wind.