“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
After Peter asked, Jesus told Peter to walk to Him, “on the water.”
Peter did fine, being the only one, besides Jesus to ever walk on water. Then for some reason fear set in Peter’s mind. Probably thought, “What am I doing here, am I dreaming, I can’t do this, HELP!”
Jesus was right there to grab Peter and save him. But Jesus then also questioned Peter why he doubted he could do that, when Jesus had told him to walk across to Him on the water.
When Jesus tells us to do something, and encourages us to do something initially, or in answer to us asking Him, He will enable us to do it.
How often have we started to do something that Jesus put in our heart, and part way through we start to doubt “our ability”, or if we really heard Jesus after all?
The enemy uses many tools in an attempt to stop Christ followers from doing God’s Will, and completing the call on our lives to fulfill God’s Purpose for us.
Even when we fail, or doubt, Jesus is always with us to restore, and lift us out of the deep waters.
There are two important things to hold onto and remember.
It is not “our ability” that matters, it is Jesus Christ Who has given us the calling, and Holy Spirit of God within us Who empowers and guides us through all things to completion.
Through all things, in all things, God is to receive the Glory, and we are blessed to be vessels He will work in and through.