Usually people confine their wants to their ability. Peter, on the other hand, defined his possibilities by his wants. What an amazing way to live! Not limited by my personal abilities but released instead into the hands of the Lord of Omni-possibilities. I want to live where I am not even the remotest obstacle to the Lord’s Life through me. Where my only limitation is His Will, not my ability.
Think about it. Peter wasn’t limited even by the physical laws of nature. He got out of the boat and walked on the water with Jesus. Simply impossible in his ability! And it was only when he focused on the limitations of capability that he began to sink beneath the waters. And this is possible for us, too. The Will of God is over the physical laws of our world, this world He created.
Ability, Wants, and Faith
Relegating ourselves to the confines of ability takes no faith. If I can do it on my own, what need is there for faith? Say I have an apple in my hand, why would I need faith to get an apple? I have it now, I don’t need to believe to have it. It is the same with our natural abilities. Yet Peter lived in the realm that was beyond this mortal coil. He lived as a child, filled with desires and reliant on faith in Jesus.
So let it be the same way with you! Since you are now joined with Him, you must continually view yourselves as dead and unresponsive to sin’s appeal while living daily for God’s pleasure in union with Jesus, the Anointed One. Sin is a dethroned monarch; so you must no longer give it an opportunity to rule over your life, controlling how you live and compelling you to obey its desires and cravings. So then, refuse to answer its call to surrender your body as a tool for wickedness. Instead, passionately answer God’s call to keep yielding your body to Him as one who has now experienced resurrection life! You live now for His pleasure, ready to be used for His noble purpose.
Romans 6:11-13 TPT
Ability versus Possibilities
Peter led the way in child-likeness and faith. He leaped into his life with Christ with both feet. There was no limitation on what He could do. On the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter was going to make tents for Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. That’s a child. When the waves tossed the boat, threatening to sink it, Peter answered Jesus’ beckoning and stepped out of the boat. No logic there! When we live our lives in the realm of faith in God’s possibilities rather than our own ability, we will find the miracles we seek. We will live miracles, not just hear about them. This is the desire of our Father for us. To open wide our hearts to His omni-possibilities. Living in the confines of ability makes our world way too small. But living beyond my capabilities and within His possibilities is wondrous! This is how I choose to live, who’s with me?!