The thoughts we entertain determine the actions we are prepared to take.
When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. Matthew 14:26-29
In that moment, Peter entertains the idea to defy gravity, speaks it, and is the only one of 12 to experience walking on water. Wow!
What thoughts do you and I entertain? Thoughts of self preservation, thoughts of celebration, thoughts of rejection, thoughts of condemnation, criticism, joy, disappointment…
In every situation we face, we entertain thoughts. We can justify our thoughts by saying anyone in that situation would do the same. But that’s not true.
Peter was the only one of 12 to entertain thoughts not restricted by normal human limitations.
I think this was Peter’s default state – always thinking, what would I do in this situation?
Let’s date to entertain thoughts that defy normal human limitations and live in the spirit.
- Be encouraged.