“If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat.”~Matthew 14
Recently I went on a camping trip with twenty-six teenagers with a message of overcoming our fears. The message of the trip came from Matthew’s story of walking on water. Jesus walked out onto the water, inviting disciples to follow him in faith. When Peters’ fear overcame him, he fell into the deep blue waters.
Overcoming my own fears throughout life, I am faced with even greater challenges. Now that I have surpassed my fears of moving forward, accepting who I am to become…more fear crept in. Failing to trust, in faith, that this is the path before me, I fell into the deep blue waters of my soul.
Trusting the path before me, trusting God has put the path before me…I move forward in faith. With each step and ounce of fear, but greater trust that all is the way it is to be. Trusting that everything has led to this point in time, confidently walking into the future of the unknown.
We are all faced with fears. Some small and some greater than others. Whether we choose to move past them will be the difference of learning new lessons of life versus repeating similar lessons. Is it time to move by faith or remain in fear? The choice is ours.
Stepping into the Canvas with willingness to walk on water. Though we know not how to proceed, we turn to faith and “all will guide us in the direction we desire.” If we want to walk on water, we have to get out of the boat.
The picture below was divinely cropped, as the kids on our trip spoke in incomplete sentences. Morgan, the wearer of the tie-died shirt, was irritated by the “when you want…” phrases being passed along on the trip. When I took this picture I thought it was perfect, not knowing it had been cropped in an incomplete sentence. Divine intervention is what I attributed it to…God does have a sense of humor.