“Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’ Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.” (John 6:18-21 NKJV)
The disciples of Jesus were heading for Capernaum but they encountered a storm that threatened their very lives. However, Jesus came to them in the midst of their troubles to rescue them, and to ensure that they safely reached their destination. When He approached them, they willingly received Him into their troubled boat, and they were immediately at the land where they were going.
It is sad that many children of God aren’t reaching their destination. They are at sea, battling contrary winds. They are not reaching their full potential. They are living far below God’s standard, simply because they have willingly ignored Jesus, and have kept Him out of their lives. They have shut their ears to His calls to enter their boat—their lives. He is knocking on the doors of their hearts but they aren’t opening their doors to Him. And so they are failing to live up to God’s ordained purpose for them. It is saddening; but that’s it. It is very simple, and yet very true.
In John 15:5, He said, “…without me you can do nothing.” (NKJV). Truly, we must concede that we can’t do it without Him, and humbly receive Him into our troubled boats—into our lives. That is the surest and fastest way to reach our destination, and to live up to our God-given potential and purpose.
Be blessed, as you heed His calls to enter your life!