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Do Not Let Your Circumstances Dictate Your Action

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Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that observed the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

If you pay attention to your existing circumstances you may never get anything done. Think about it, before Peter started to walk on the water the wind was already boisterous, but he stepped out of the boat anyway.  It was in the midst of him walking on the water that he started to give focus to the wind, and as a result doubt and fear crept in and he started to sink. 

Walking on the water was a momentous feat for Peter. He is the only human, apart from Jesus who did this. There were two principles that he followed to get this done. First, he refused to let the wind or his circumstances define his action. If you let your circumstances dictate your action, you will always act in fear and nothing will get accomplished. The second principle that can be seen in Peter’s action is that he stepped out in faith. He saw the impossible as being possible and with that he stepped out of the boat. What seemingly impossible thing are you seeking to get done? To accomplish it you must refuse to let your circumstances dictate your action.

Life Application: Step out in faith towards any promise or word God has spoken concerning your life.

Prayer: Lord, I walk by faith and not by sight. I refuse to allow my circumstances to dictate my actions. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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