Knowing Him – Steeping Out of Your Comfort Zone – Peter


 

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When we think about Peter we tend to think of a fisherman that was full of confidence and always putting his foot in his mouth.  There are a couple of times that we do see him out of his comfort zone.  One was as God was preparing him or go share with the Gentiles about Jesus.  Peter had been a good Jew and basically had nothing to do with them but God had different plans and Peter was a big part oThe other two times that Peter was out of his comfort zone was obviously of his own doing.   So sure of himself that he would never deny Jesus, after all he had cut off the ear of one of those who came to capture Jesus.  He wouldn’t deny Him.  So Peter thought, yet each time that he did Peter was stepping more and more out of his comfort zone that when the rooster crowed he was so far out of His comfort zone he ran away from being  uncomfortable.

However, the time that Peter was out of his comfort zone  was when he walked on the water with Jesus.  Peter knew that if Jesus said it was OK he could do it  and as long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus he was doing fine.   Once Peter started looking  at what was going on around him and took his eyes off of Jesus that is when he started to sink.  He started listening to that negative self talk and believing it instead of the power that he had in Jesus.  As Peter started sinking in his unbelief and into a zone way outside of comfort Peter found a HELPING HAND reaching out to rescue him.

How many times do we put ourselves into a zone way outside of comfort because we are looking at the things around us and have taken our eyes off of Jesus the One that is in control of what is going on around us.

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