Keep Your Eyes Fixed Upon Jesus

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me?” Matthew 14:30

Life’s going along just great! Things have fallen into place and you’re in a real comfortable place. Maybe a little too comfortable and you make a decision without praying about it. Yep, and you soon realize it wasn’t the wisest decision. Have you ever done that? Man, I have. It could be a decision about a relationship, something that you spent money on, or a new position that you took. But all of a sudden, you realize it wasn’t in God’s plan for you!

So, now what do you do? Don’t do the first knee-jerk reaction you think of! You made the mistake once of not praying about it, don’t repeat the error. Take some time to consider your next step and talk to God about it. Make sure that you’re on board with his plan.

It’s easy to get to a point where everything is smooth sailing and we don’t think our plans are worth bothering the Father with. But, he wants to have a relationship with us! He wants us to share our hopes and dreams with him.

Looking at the book of Matthew where Jesus comes to the disciples in the middle of a storm walking on the water, we see Peter bold enough to ask Jesus tell him to walk on the water to Jesus. And Jesus tells him to come. And Peter is walking on the water to Jesus and then he makes a fatal error. He takes his eyes off of Jesus and looks at the waves behind him instead. This refocus causes Peter to begin to sink and he cries out, “Lord, save me?”

Of course, Jesus reached out a hand and caught him. But look at this momentary lapse in faith and see what happened…those in the boat began to worship Jesus, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Peter’s focus caused him to fall because it wasn’t on Jesus, but look how it was used to let them all see Jesus as the Savior he is!

God can use all things to his glory. So, don’t avoid him because you’ve had a lapse in judgment. He can help you through the tough times. Turning to him is always the best option, regardless of the circumstance!

I just want to encourage you today. No matter what you’ve done, or not done, Jesus still wants you to be in relationship. Pray, talk to him and remember how he loves you.

Encourage each other in your faith. Be there as a brother or sister in Christ to help those who may be searching for God’s will in their lives. He will use you to minister to others. But, most of all, keep Him in your daily life, praying often.

This was just on my heart this morning and I felt like I was supposed to share. I’m sure someone needed to hear this today.

In Faith,

Pam

2 Replies to “Keep Your Eyes Fixed Upon Jesus”

  1. Pam, you have found your niche’ Keep on writing these columns. You never know who is reading them and needs your guidance and insight! Wonderful job!

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