Remember when you watched a scary movie and when it was time to go to bed you couldn’t move. I remember watching Chuckie, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and actually being so scared at night that I would urinate on myself.
The thought that came to me was who is the Boogie man in a Christian’s life. What puts so much fear in you that you don’t want to spread the message of Jesus Christ? You don’t want to share your testimony you only want to be behind the scenes. A Christian’s boogie man could be afraid to be laughed at, fear of what people will think, fear of the unknown, fear of success, fear that you will fail, fear of being too successful, fear of people knowing about your sinful past.
It wasn’t until I told myself after watching those scary movies that it is not real no one will bother me and one night I just got out of the bed only to see nothing was there. In order to stop the fear you must get out of the boat.
“Lord if its, you,” Peter replied, tell me to come to you on the water.
Come, he said.Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said,“why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:28-33.
What does the water look like for you? Is it being afraid to write your book? Afraid of being active in church? Afraid to share your testimony? My friend where is your faith? It took me years to write my book Healing From Within I was afraid of sharing my testimony, afraid of what people will think of me, afraid of people not liking my book. It wasn’t until I let the feeling go of what others will think that I was able to share and publish my book.
For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind.
Take a risk at something new. Start a ministry it may or may not work but at least you tried.God is calling for us to come out of the boat will you take the chance and walk on water?
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