He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.
– Matthew 14:29

An observation: More things happen when we step first.

When I’m praying about something and then take a step–even if I don’t know yet that it’s the right step–that’s often when I see God stepping in.

On some level, this feels like a lack of faith. If I trusted God, I could comfortably wait on him to go first.

But really, I’ve seen the opposite.

It was my lack of faith that kept me fearful, afraid to move. When I move forward and deal with stuff, it’s as if God’s looking at my attempts and saying, that’s my boy.

Of course, it’s always hard to image what would have happened if things were different. But I’m old enough now–34–to have tried enough paths and seen the patterns.

One of those patterns, I’m happy to report, is that my spiritual life grows when I make choices. When I take actions.

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