Greetings to the New Life Nation!
I can’t tell you how often I hear the word phrases: “Would have; Could have; Should have!”I’m certain that you are aware that these all too familiar phrases are often connected to situations or circumstances that did not materialize simply because we were not willing to “Take a Chance!” But, I’m here to encourage someone and to provide confirmation to that person or persons that has not mustered the strength, tenacity or drive to take a leap of faith and make the choice to “Take a Chance!”
Now, don’t get me wrong, everything that looks good to you, may not be good for you. But, when God is connected, although the “chance,” may seem out of the norm, or even crazy, there is no reason to doubt whether things will turn out in your favor because Christ is always in Charge! So, you don’t believe me? Well, let’s look at the well-known disciple Peter. In Matthew 14:22-33, the bible states that there was a terrible storm on the sea. But, in the midst of the sea, Jesus comes walking on the water. All of the disciples besides Peter began to doubt whether it was Jesus. So, here’s what Peter did. Peter said, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come on the water!” Jesus answered him and said, “Come On!” (Don’t miss it)
First, we must identify that it’s truly the Lord prompting us to do something. Then, we have to wait for His answer. All too often, we jump into things and find out it wasn’t God that told us to do it! Does that sound familiar? So, don’t blame God for all of the self-motivated choices and chances that you took. Ask yourself, “Was it God or was it me?” Once Peter was fully aware that it was the Lord, he stepped out of the boat and onto the water. This is symbolic that we too must be willing to step out of our current (comfortable and complacent) situation into the“unknown,” in order to truly receive the power and provision that God desires for us.
Guess what?? Historical accounts of Peter’s ability to walk on water is well documented. We too have the ability to have “Water Walking Faith” if we are willing to “TAKE A CHANCE!”
So, don’t allow procrastination, hesitation or stagnation to hold you hostage any longer. “COME ON AND TAKE A CHANCE!”Your best lifeis waiting on you!
Now, think on these things…
Yours in Christ,
“IMPACTING LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST!”
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,