Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Distractibility. It’s something I excel at. It is easy for individuals and organizations to get distracted from what is most important.
As long as Peter was looking at Jesus and moving toward Jesus, he was able to walk on water—amazing! But the moment he was distracted by the wind and the wave, he became afraid and began to sink.
Distraction can cause us great harm. How many car accidents are caused by distracted drivers tuning the radio or talking on cell phones or texting?
On the other hand, we can do amazing things if we focus on the Lord and always move toward God. As a congregation, the Lord calls us to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. That’s our mission and that must remain our focus.