Where Is Your Focus?

Good morning! I hope you read yesterday’s devotion. We read Matthew 14:22-33 and talked about Peter getting out of the boat and walking on water. He overcame his fear and walked towards Jesus.

Can you imagine the courage it took to put one foot over the side of that boat? I know I would have had a death grip on the side of that boat! But he lets it go! He abandons himself utterly to the power of Jesus! I can imagine Peter was beaming with delight and I do believe Jesus was thrilled with his student. Then it happened. In verse 30 Peter, “saw the wind.”

Reality set in. Peter had to be thinking, what was I thinking? Have you ever been there? The wind should have come as no surprise-it’s been there all along. What really took place is that Peter’s focus shifted from the Savior to the storm.

Maybe you are trying to serve God in a new role or you are really trying to live for him. At the beginning, you are full of faith and everything is going so well. Then reality sets in. Life happens! Setbacks, unexpected obstacles and even hard times. You see the wind! This world is a very stormy place. I don’t want to over simplify this but keep your focus on Christ. Obstacles are to be expected.

Where is your focus? On the storm? Or is your focus on Christ?