Don’t let the storms of this world distract you. Keep your focus. Remember what happened to Peter when he got out of the boat? He took his eyes off the Savior and looked at the wind and waves.
Are You Horizontal or Vertical?
“Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight” (Isaiah 5:21).
Many of us have been trained to make decisions and respond to problems in a horizontal way instead of vertical. Operating from a horizontal basis means we try to fix the problem through our own self-efforts by bringing greater pressure upon it through our reasoning or our natural skills. Operating from a vertical position means we are seeking God for the answer and waiting for him to impact the problem. Perhaps it is a spouse who fails to put their clothes away, or a boss who is overly critical, or an employee that you clash with. When we operate horizontally we attempt to shame or coerce the other to change their ways.
God knows the solution to the problem before it ever exists. Our responsibility…
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