From Pastor Bruce Carter
Are You Afraid to Step Out?
Many opportunities come our way; however, because of fear we have the tendency not to pursue our dreams. We, being Christians, must realize and understand that Jesus is bidding for us to step out on faith. Don't allow the possibility of failing interfere with your destiny. God challenged Peter to step out of the boat, and he did on faith. People often criticized Peter because he took his eyes off Jesus and began to sink; however, what they never look at is the fact that you had 11 other disciples who chose to stay in the boat. Step out, don't be afraid, go for your dreams, go for everything that you want and desire in your life that is righteous in the eyesight of God, and you will succeed because God is right there by your side.
Scripture: Matthew 14: 25-29
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Prayer: God, give me the ability to be able to overcome my fears knowing that you are by my side guiding and leading me all the way to my destiny. Help me to look at fear and tell fear I would not fear you because God is on my side. In Jesus Name. Amen.