Many of us today are experiencing soul-crushing and heartbreaking life’s problems and dangers. The media is telling us that our businesses are going to fail, that we are going to starve and that our lives are in danger. It is no wonder that we are so consumed by this fear that we forget the simple wisdom that we will get more of what we focus on.

One of the scriptures I find infinitely inspiring is that of Peter walking on water Matthew 14:22-33. While I am inspired by Peter’s faith for getting out of the boat and walking on the water, I am also reminded that if I focus on the wind and the raging waves, I will sink.  Peter knew he was sinking and he knew that his only salvation was Jesus Christ so he called out to him and he was saved.

Don’t be distracted by the things that are showing up in your life. Instead create a vision for your life of where you want to be and focus on it with all your energy.  As Wayne Dyer says, give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.

Lastly, when Peter took his eyes off the Lord Jesus while he was walking on the water and he began to sink, he prayed the shortest prayer in the Bible, “Lord, save me”! Imagine if he had chosen to pray those exotic prayers some of us believe in! Chances are he would have been deep under water before getting his request. Peter got right down to business, and you and I need to pray like that today.

Have a blessed week.