The Power of Direction

"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 -KJV)

The above scripture has been on my heart a lot lately. I had never really thought too much about the power of direction that is contained within this scripture. Contextually the word "temporal" means, "subject to change." The Apostle Paul tells us by unction of the Holy Spirit to not look at the things which are subject to change.

As I considered this admonition I began to think about Peter when he walked on water. Here is a man who jumped out of a boat in the middle of a storm to do the impossible. However, as soon as he got his eyes on that which is subject to change he sank. Think about that for a moment.

When Peter sank it was not as if he slowly started to go down into the water. It wasn't as though the water was now at his ankles and then at his knees and so forth. He didn't look down at the water and think, "Wow, it's not working anymore and then asked Jesus for help."

What happened? He sank! Plunk! He was under water. He wasn't wearing a life vest and only sunk to his chest. He sunk! Plunk, he was under water! He was like any other human being on top of water. His body weight made him sink and when he did his head would have been totally immersed. He would have immediately went into swim mode and started violently kicking his feet and using his arms to get his head above water. It is at this point he cried out to Jesus and Jesus reaches out His hand and saves Peter from drowning.

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Now that we have a picture of what happen consider the power of direction. When Peter was walking on the water he literally was accessing the supernatural power of God operating in a realm that a person cannot naturally operate in. Then, in a moment of time when his attention was drawn to the waves he was immediately taken out of the realm of the supernatural and was operating as a natural man and destruction overtook him.

Having this picture of Peter in your mind let me ask you a question. What do you need the supernatural power of God to do in your life? Do you need a healing? Do you need a financial breakthrough? Do you need deliverance? The reason I ask is because your ability to tap into the supernatural power of God is no different than Peter's ability.

You can believe that all things are possible to him that believes, but as soon as you look at that which is subject to change you will immediately shift yourself from the power of the Spirit to the power of the natural. For us to walk in the power of God we have to keep our eyes on that which is eternal.

I have said many times throughout my ministry that God wants to do far more in our lives then what we allow Him to do. The reason that God is unable to do more is because our focus is not on His unlimited power, but on the information that is subject to change. Change your life's direction by changing your focus. Remove the power of the natural from holding you back by keeping your eyes on the Word of God. It will be an awesome life if you can do it!

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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

loved the look at him being in the spiritual while walking on the water and being distracted by this realm causing him to sink.

I must admit I always had the idea he slowly sank. I don't know where I got that from but this sure changes my image and your conclusion make sense in light of this.


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ThePastor 5 years ago from California Author

@Pharmacist - thanks for stopping by and commenting. My personal thoughts are that God is only limited by our unbelief.


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pharmacist 5 years ago from Whitinsville, MA

Love that text too. And we always need the encouragement to look to the Lord and trust Him more. Do you think the phrase "God is unable to do more" could be problematic, theologically speaking, in light of the doctrine of God's omnipotence? Just curious what you thought.

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