Step Out Of The Boat

walk on water

Today I decided it was time I stepped out of my comfort zone, stop listening to the little nagging negative voices in my head and just take a leap of faith out of my boat.  One of my favorite stories is when Jesus walked on water and came to the boat where Peter and the other disciples were.  As Peter walked out onto the water he saw the winds and immediately got scared and cried out to Jesus to save him.  Jesus replied to him saying, You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”  Peter had asked Jesus to call him out onto the water to prove it was Him and when Jesus did, Peter still got scared when the winds came.  We sometimes pray to God asking Him to do things in our lives.  We plead with Him to show us the way, yet we continue being afraid to step out in faith.  We stay in our boats afraid we will sink the minute we get out.  We allow all those negative thoughts to control us and keep us from stepping out in faith.  God wants us to trust Him wholeheartedly with every part of our lives.  Whether it’s finances, career, family, even like in my case, submitting a book for publishing.  God believed in me so much, He entrusted me to write and give others guidance, support, inspiration and motivation.  So why am I not entrusting Him to finalize the next stage in my journey?  I’m nervous of what literary agents will say, I’m afraid of the rejections.  I pray about it so much and what does God say, “You aren’t trusting in me.  You have little faith.”  He is right.  So today, I’ve stepped out onto the waters.  God asked me to step out of my boat and I’m doing just that because I know He will never let me drown.  I have to do my part as I step out.  I can’t just expect Him to get my book published if it just sits on my laptop. I pray that whatever is holding you back from stepping out of your boat, today you release yourself.  Walk out in faith and trust that God won’t let you down.  He will guide you down the path He knows is best for you.

XOXO…Ileen

Psst…God Loves You

“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?”        James 2:14

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