Most of us have probably heard the song, ‘Oceans’ by Hillsong United. If you haven’t, I recommend you stop what you’re doing and go listen now! This song has really resonated in my heart since the very first time I heard it, which was probably about a year ago. The lyrics have been penetrating my heart deeper than ever during this transitional season I am in right now. I spent quite some time in a season of being still and waiting on the Lord. I knew that God was up to something, but I wasn’t quite sure what it was.
As I spent some time praying and seeking diligently, the Lord revealed so much to me. He said that this year is my year to do these three things: learn, grow and run. I am to spend this time soaking up every bit of knowledge that I can so that I may grow in my calling and run toward Him as He leads me in the direction of the dream He has placed within me. He has been opening up many new opportunities and though it all may seem exciting, it is also a bit frightening. Then I am reminded that His plans far exceed my own and that He is always faithful.
When I listen to ‘Oceans’, I can’t help but think of the story in Mark 14 when Jesus walks on the water. I picture myself in the place of Peter. I don’t want my doubt and fear to cause me to sink. I want to run on that water towards my Savior because He has called me. I don’t want to allow the fear of any storm or any trial to take my focus off of Him and cause me to stumble. Without placing all of my hope and trust in Him, I won’t make it. I can’t do it on my own, but with His strength I can do all things (Philippians 4:13).
I want to be led to where my trust is without borders. A lot of the upcoming changes are wonderful, but also require me to take a risk. As I begin to step into the unknown, my desire is to be able to walk in complete faith no matter the circumstances. I know that my God is faithful and just; He has never failed me and He certainly won’t start now.
Cling to Him and He will sustain you. He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you; to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). He is omnipresent and omnipotent and is calling you to step into your purpose. We need to stop trying to put limits on a limitless God. When we do this, we also allow for ourselves to trust deeper and therefore be used in ways beyond our wildest dreams.
He is calling you to join Him in walking on the water, but that requires a first step; getting out of the boat. Are you ready? Do you trust Him? Be encouraged!