Peter was better off to have dared to walk on water and had the opportunity to cry out ‘Lord, save me!’
When crossing a river on thin ice, caution is useful; but doubt is death. Fear comes over you like a huge wave and you get the call: ‘Come to me over the water.’ Peter longed for the Lord to call out to him. He so wanted to conquer his fear.
The doubtful mind is wearisome on the journey. It’s a hazard for leaders. Peter’s pocketful of doubt dragged him down: the lucky charm for safety, dollar for bread in case they caught nothing, fake ID if stopped by a Roman soldier, a whistle to prevent the cock from crowing, a concise leadership manual; all magic doubt-erasers.
If you are not mindful the second wave of fear will drown you. A little faith is enough. It grows by being tested. Get tested often. Good boats don’t stay in the harbour for safety. Peter was better off to have dared to walk on water and had the opportunity to cry out ‘Lord, save me!’
If you never cry, ‘Lord, save me!’ then you may forever ‘bat in yuh crease.’