He would walk holding onto the very tips of our little fingers, and I would tell him that he could walk by himself, and encourage him to let go and try it. Telling him that I'd be right beside him to catch him if he fell. But he wouldn't let go.
One day, we were walking around in my mother's kitchen. He was barely holding onto the tip of my little finger, as usual. So I just gently pulled my pinky finger out of his grasp and he didn't even notice.
I let him walk about 10-15 feet away from me into the living room. Then I called his name.
He turned around and looked shocked to see how very far away I was. Then he was overwhelmed with joy and excitement. He did it! He could walk!
He ran all over the house, his chubby little toddler legs carrying him as fast as he could go. He was laughing and hollering with excitement. The world was now in his grasp. He could walk on his own!
Sometimes it is like that with God. We know that He is calling us to do something, but we're afraid to do it, or there's something we've been seriously praying about, but we're afraid to act on it.
We need faith enough to act enough. Sometimes we truly believe and have faith that God can do it, but we don't have enough faith to act on it.
We have to step out of our comfort zone! In fact, don't just step out of it. Leap out of it!
My son couldn't walk on his own while still holding onto my hand. Peter couldn't walk on water while sitting safely in the boat. Yes, he faltered when he took his eyes off Jesus and put them on his circumstances - but he DID walk on water. Jesus called to him and he got out of the boat.
What boat are YOU sitting in today? What are you holding onto so tightly that it is holding you back?
Let go and step out of your comfort zone. Get out of the boat. Trust God. Don't be afraid.
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