The enemy may be coming in like a flood, but God has given you the power to walk on the water.
There is a story in the Bible that talks about Jesus’ disciples being caught up in a storm while they were in a boat. Jesus began walking on the water to get to them, but the disciples were afraid because they thought He was a ghost!
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. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:27-31 NIV
Peter began to sink because he got caught up in the negativity and fear—the wind and the waves—that were happening around him. Whenever bad things are happening around us, we must keep our eyes focused on Jesus, so we won’t sink into the negativity!
There are so many bad situations happening in the world, it can be easy to begin blaming other people. This is playing right into Satan’s hand because “accuser” is one of Satan’s names, not one of God’s (Revelation 12:10).
We don’t want to come into agreement with the accusations Satan has for ourselves or other people. We want to come into agreement with what God says about people!
It’s important right now to step away from the negativity that judgments bring. God is not a God who curses people. He is a God of love.
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself in order to check for negativity in your life:
God may be tweaking some things in us right now, but all of it is to set us up to succeed. Jesus told his disciples during the storm: “Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid!” He is saying the same thing to you right now as you step out into the unknown.
God wants us to step out of negativity—but He doesn’t judge us if we’ve found ourselves caught up in it! Remember when Peter began to sink, Jesus reached out and saved him. There is always grace available for us to align ourselves with God and start walking in perfect love.
I go deeper into the power of agreement and how to implement the strategies for breaking out of these negative cycles in my free ebook, 4 Powerful Keys That Change Your Life. If you haven’t downloaded your free copy, then I encourage you to get it today and watch how God flips things to be more positive for you as you activate the keys inside in your life.
Take courage! God is with you, wherever you go.
Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.