The Bible is the truest book that you will ever read, and because of this, we can read the experiences of others, their flaws and mistakes, and learn from them.
As loved as David was, all his warts were revealed in the Bible. Even though Samson was anointed, we are able to read of his weaknesses and learn from his mistakes.
Peter was a man that I think, is the epitome of most people. I mean how many of us could say that we would not have denied Christ just as Peter? How many have ever acted out in rage as Peter did? How many have doubted like Peter did? But through all of his “mistakes” he was a mighty man for God, because he learned little by little to trust God
In Acts chapter 10, he was given a vision of all sorts of meat and he was to take and eat. Now he saw heaven opened, and all manner of beast, and even though he knew it was from God, Peter said, “Not so, Lord;I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.” This happened three times.
We can sit back and judge Peter because of his reaction to this vision, but how many times have we been instructed by God to to something and we look over our shoulder, and point to someone else. Peter doubted because he didn’t understand, but when you are serving God, you don’t have to understand, just understand that He knows what He’s doing, and that’s all that matters. In time He will reveal His plan to you.
Verse 20,”Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.” Peter did just what was told of him to do. He may have been like us in the fact the he wanted to know what God was going to do, but here’s where his faith kicks in. Even though he didn’t understand the vision, he had faith to obey, and the meaning of the vision would be revealed, and it was.
It’s scary sometimes to not know what God is going to do in your life, but yet He has asked that you trust Him. He will never do anything to bring you harm. My father has a saying, Where God gives vision, He gives provision. When He calls you to step out in faith, believe what He has asked, trust that He knows what He’s doing, believe He will give the provision you need to fulfill the vision He gives.