I am beginning to call you out, requiring you to move by faith, like Peter when he stepped out of the boat. I am calling you out to walk on the water, to move by faith trusting in me and in my plans for you. When you hear me call, it will seem a bit scary to you at times. It will seem a bit perplexing to you at times. Nevertheless trust in me and trust in my plans for you, knowing I will not steer astray. I will not lead you down the wrong path. My plans are to prosper you, to cause you to grow and come alive with hearts full of adventure and love. (1)
My plans will dismantle the darkness within you now. My plans will reveal the issues of your heart that are restraining your full potential. In this time of stepping out in faith, you will grow past your limits, and will do so by specific design, according to the issues of your heart that need to be addressed, corrected, or confronted. You will step out further than you previously thought you could.
Doing so will require you to break old mindsets, and break habits that have held you back. It will require you to try new things, meet new people, and move in new directions. It will require many new things from you, but will also yield many new things to you as well. Do not look to the waves, mountains, or challenges that seem so fast, big, and formidable, but instead look to me, the author and perfecter of your faith. (2)
I am requiring you to grow in the demonstration of your faith. I am requiring you to step out and trust in me. I am requiring you to take bigger risks, by the unction of my spirit, and the instruction of my word. I am pushing you past your comfort zone of what is known and moving your heart to step out of the boat and walk on water with me. (3)
(1) Matthew 14:22-33, Proverbs 3:5-6, Jeremiah 29:11
(2) Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:23, Hebrews 12:1-2
(3) James 2:18, Galatians 5:25