It’s easy to be discouraged about the world and the times in which we live.
Evangelist Andrew Wommack says: “If you haven’t noticed that we live in a negative world, you just haven’t been paying attention.”
How can you stay prevent the negatives in the world or in your personal life from robbing you of life’s joys and pleasures?
Wommack teaches in this lesson that it is all about focus.
He cites the example of Peter from Matthew 14:28-30:
“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.”
What happened to Peter?
Rev. Wommack points out that Peter tok his eyes off Jesus and looked at the stormy sea
“Think about that—he couldn’t have walked on the water if the sea had been perfectly calm. All that really happened was his focus changed. Instead of focusing on the promise of Jesus—His command to come—Peter focused on the circumstances, and that is why he began to sink.”
The lesson, then, is to “maintain your focus on Jesus and His Word in the midst of a storm.”