You Might Just Need a Little Bit of Courage


Have you ever had that thought, “There’s just got to me more to life than what I’m experiencing?” or have you ever been so frustrated with your reality that you find yourself waiting for something to CHANGE?  If so, then this particular post is for you.  Sometimes the change you are longing for is actually in your hands.  It’s easy to overlook what you already have when you’re yearning for more.  You might just need a little bit of courage.

CourageIt’s interesting……many of us desire things we’ve never experienced: higher levels and new opportunities, but are you willing to do the things that you’ve never done or take the steps that are required to get to those points?  Are you brave enough to venture out onto the unchartered waters of your future?  I often think about Peter when he walked on the water.

24  But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.  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.  – Matthew 14:24-29 KJV

Peter was surrounded by his fellow disciples, men of faith just like him,  but yet he was the only one who was brave enough to even ask to get out of the boat.   I used to focus on the fact that once Peter got out of the boat he began to doubt and sink, but really…..when you think about it…..Peter still did something and went to a higher level than any of us — he walked on the water.  In verse 29 when Jesus said “Come,” all the power that any of the disciples needed to walk on the water was instantly present….but that power did not take effect until Peter “came down out of the ship.”  If Peter never got out the boat….he never would have walked on the water.

Perhaps that next level for you isn’t in you waiting on God, but Him waiting on YOU.  He’s already opened the door and paved the way for your success.  Walking with God is a partnership — He puts His “Super” on your natural, but in order for you to experience that, you’ve got to give Him something to work with.  The Bible says that God will bless the work of your hands… be courageous and get to work.  Do something!  Find your purpose and get busy!  What are you waiting for?  I dare say, you have much more on the inside than you realize, you might just need a little bit of courage.