By Josh Kerby
Do you ever think you can’t do something because you don’t have enough faith? I often feel this way. Sometimes I think God is calling me to do something, but I think my faith is lacking, making me unqualified to do His work. This absence of faith can look different in different circumstances. We may think we are too young or too old for something, too weak, too short, too tall, or maybe we think we don’t have enough knowledge on the subject. These limitations we put on ourselves always hold us back. We limit ourselves to the world around us and forget the infinite power God has. God has already qualified us for what He is calling us to do, why do we doubt. This doubt shouldn’t hold us back because even the disciples doubted all the time.
When Jesus fed the five thousand, He asked the disciples to go and see what they had to offer. They weren’t sure what was going to happen. They certainly doubted everyone would get food. Jesus asked them what they had because He needed them to understand He can do a lot with so little. We need to apply this to our own lives as well. What do we have to offer to Jesus? He doesn’t ask for much, and He certainly doesn’t need a lot either. If we are willing to offer a little bit to Jesus and ask Him to do something with it, we will see some incredible things.
The disciples had a hard time understanding that Jesus could do the impossible and they witnessed it all the time. When Jesus fed the four thousand, He told the disciples He wanted to feed them. Keep in mind; this happened after He fed the five thousand. The disciples looked at Him and doubted that it was possible, and they witnessed it before with more people! My point is, the disciples doubted the impossible all the time and they were apart of the impossible all the time. Jesus called the ordinary, the so called unqualified, and the most sinful people to do His work. What the disciples had was trust. They did step out in a little bit of faith, the tiniest amount and saw the most incredible things.
In Matthew 14, Peter is doubtful that it was Jesus on the water. Peter wanted Jesus to call him out on the water, into the impossible. Jesus looked Peter in the eye and said, “Come.” Peter stepped out in faith. He completely trusted that where God was calling Him was safe. Peter kept his focus on Jesus. Peter began to sink because He took his eyes off Jesus and got worried about the storm around him. He realized what he was doing was impossible and began to doubt. As soon as he realized he was in trouble, he cried out to Jesus and Jesus was right there to keep him safe.
Jesus is calling you right now to step out in faith. Just like when Jesus called Peter out of the boat to walk on the water, Jesus is calling you to do something impossible. He is asking you what you have to offer and give it up so He can do some miracles in your life. The disciples didn’t have much to offer, but they trusted God with what they had. Trust Him with what you have. If you take a look at your life, you will probably see that God did some amazing things in your life when you trusted Him with it. Our faith shouldn’t just be about believing in God, but rather that He can do incredible things in our life. Take a look at what you have, offer it to God, ask God to call you, and step and in faith.
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