It’s been awhile since I posted something on here and the reason is simple, I started this blog to inspire at least one person daily but how can I inspire when I wasn’t inspired? or how could I have given what I didn’t have? and because I searched for answers to these question, my hope was missing. Actually, behind this “faceless” concept is someone with a face going through life just like every other person out there but today while asking God to help me get back into blogging and uplifting someone, I came across this picture and a totally new interpretation of it came to me which i’ll like to share with you.
Some of you already know that this picture is an abstract of the story from the book of Matthew 14:22-33 which talks about of Jesus and Peter walking on water. Here’s what I got from the story:
* All the disciples were in the boat and they all saw Jesus walking on water but only ONE was CONFIDENT enough to ask to join him (I believe they all had doubts including Peter because his statement was “if it be thou, bid me to come into the water” Matthew 14:28, that to me sounds like someone with fear but didn’t want to stay in fear like the rest). Fear is that one thing that stops us from seeing and experiencing new things and being trailblazers. Peter fought fear and took a step out of his comfort zone; which is the boat. However, a lot of us are afraid of trying new things because you are stuck in your comfort zone.
* Peter took that step of faith and walked on water until he started to sink, verse 30 says “but when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid and began to sink, he cried saying, Lord, save me”. He let the challenges of his environment to affect his success, he forgot he had been walking on the water regardless of the heavy wind that had been there all along and started to focus on them instead of the faith he developed. A lot of us just like Peter quickly forget about all we have achieved in the past and start complaining about the economy ignoring the fact that the world has always been bad, we just need to keep looking at Jesus while we continue in our step of faith.
* Finally, immediately Peter cried out to Jesus, He reached out his hand and caught him and scolded him by asking him why he had doubt. Jesus knows we are human and actually he understands what we go through thats why he didn’t hesitate to help Peter but something you all need to know from this is that I believe Jesus didn’t carry Peter on his shoulders back to the boat, they most likely walked hand in hand and the wind was still there, the sea did not turn to marble floors, the situation was still the same but Peter’s mindset was different and with Jesus holding him, the fear and doubt that started with him varnished and many years later even with all the disciples that were present in that boat, Peter stood out.
Don’t be a spectator of life, don’t be the person that they can count on to be amongst the audience while something spectacular is happening on stage, don’t be somewhere in the crowd. Look to Jesus, take that step of faith and stand out, he has asked you to come to him already, what are you still waiting for? 🙂
I still remain Faceless. Please share this, someone out there needs this and my contacts are in my bio. God bless