Exodus 14:15 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:”
In the above verse, God is speaking to Moses, His commander in chief on the earth and asks him, “Why are you crying to me?”, I have already told you to go forward! In verses 10-12, the children of Israel began to complain because they were uncomfortable. Their minds even conjured up stories of their fondness for Egypt, challenging Moses and asking him, “Why did you bring us here? We want to go back to Egypt, back to the way it was!” The devil is real good at making the things that you couldn’t wait to get out of, become something that you want to go back to, when you face challenging times.
Sometimes we can get stuck in a certain place, sometimes for weeks, or sometimes for even years. Because the misery of the known can seem safer than the need to trust in the unknown. I’m sure when Peter stepped out of that ship to walk on the water, it was a “forward” moment in his life. He wasn’t just walking on water, he was walking on the water to go to Jesus, he was going someplace, he was going to Jesus.
That’s the perfect will and purpose for every person, to go to Jesus. He is the only One who has the fulfillment and contentment we desire in life. Things don’t, hobbies don’t, even other people can’t fulfill us. Don’t get me wrong, those things are good, but if you want meaning in your life, you’ve got to get out of the “ship” and “walk on the water”, walk on the Word. What word? The word “come”.
That’s what Jesus is saying to us today, “Come, I have new things for you, I have a destiny and a plan waiting for you, come to Me”. It’s time to move forward!