“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”
Matthew 14:28-29 NIV
It’s impossible to walk on water.
It’s impossible to feed 5000 people with a small boys lunch.
It’s impossible to heal a man born blind.
Jesus did all this and more while inviting his disciples to join him.
Jesus will invite you to do the impossible without expecting you to do it in your own strength. He knows you can’t do it without him. He fully expects you to fully depend on him for it.
Peter wanted to be where Jesus was, which happened to be on the water.
Peter helped Jesus feed over 5000 people by doing what Jesus told him to do: pass out bread and fish.
Neither miracle came from Peter’s faith but from Peter’s focus. He was focused on following Jesus, on being where Jesus was and ended up doing impossible things.
When you follow Jesus, you will end up doing impossible things because of who he is not because of who you are.
Whew, that is a relief.
Instead of fixating on how impossible it is to walk in the freedom Jesus paid for you to live in, just admit to yourself that IS IMPOSSIBLE in your own strength.
Without Jesus there is no way you can forgive your abuser, be set free from your past, be transformed by the renewing of your mind, be free from guilt and condemnation, walk away from a lifetime of lies and bondage and embrace the truth that you are a precious cherished child of God who is free to live everyday in the lavish love of Jesus Christ.
Don’t focus on what is impossible.
Don’t even focus on your own faith.
Focus on following Jesus and following through on what he has asked you to do.
Today I am praying for you to receive all Jesus has for you, to boldly go with him to places you have never been before. To experience new life, new love, new freedom, new hope and a new normal.
In Jesus Name, Amen.