Let`s be honest, not one of us of likes to be out of our comfort zone, that is because we feel and look vulnerable.
Well today I felt vulnerable, I had organised to go to a place in Aberdeenshire called Go Ape, this is a place where you can do the ‘Tree Top Challenge’. The reason I booked this adventure was to have Father and Son time with Samuel, he loves the rough and tumble of life and has always wanted to do the challenge.
Driving to Go Ape and my mind started to wonder, what if I didn`t like heights anymore, will I be able to complete the course, or even worse will I look stupid in front of my son. I know this sounds crazy, but I can assure you, these were the thoughts running through my mind.
On arrival to Go Ape, I could feel the stomach start to churn and feeling very nervous. Thankfully the instructors were first class and they made me feel less vulnerable and as they explained and reassured us all, the nerves started to leave.
Samuel and I went around the Tree Top challenge with excitement and we both loved the whole experience, why ever was I so nervous, nothing to worry about……….. 😊
Driving home, I was reminded about Peter stepping out the boat, now this was certainly out the comfort zone, way beyond the natural and what was going through Peter`s head, this was 2000 years ago with no chat about Mental Health or how are you feeling Peter. Matthew 12 says this:
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”Matthew 14:27-33
Imagine seeing Peter step out of the boat and actually walk on the water, unbelievable and supernatural.
Peter knew the Masters voice and had 100% trust in Jesus, this is way out of the comfort zone, yet by Peter being obedient to Jesus, and his eye`s fully on the Lord, he walked on water, and more importantly did not sink beneath the waves.
This is where we all want to be in our walk of Faith, out of the comfort zone and walking in the miracles that God has in store for us all.
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