Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. Matthew 14:29 NASB.
When Luciano Pavarotti was a boy, his grandmother often put him on her lap and said, “you’re going to be great, you’ll see.” His grandmother, however, had dreams of Luciano becoming a banker!
Instead, Pavarotti became a schoolteacher. He taught elementary school for a while, singing infrequently at special events. His father became the one who goaded him into developing his voice, chiding him for singing below his potential.
Finally, at age twenty-two, Pavarotti stopped teaching…to sell insurance. He continued to look for something stable on which he could rely financially, in case he couldn’t make it in the music world. The insurance business allowed him time to take voice lessons, and the rest is history. The opera star now says, “Studying voice was the turning point in my life. It’s a mistake to take the safe path in life.”
He adds with a twinkle in his eye, “My teacher groomed me. But no teacher ever told me I would become famous. Just my grandmother.”
It takes courage to leave a position you consider safe and launch out in a new direction. But without taking a risk, you can never realize your potential or know all God created you to be. From: God’s Little Devotional Book