A body of water could drown people. It happens. The very thing posing as a tool for death wraps was actually used by Jesus as a mode of moving forward. Deep water takes life from some; yet it was used as a stepping stone for the One.
When you encounter turbulent times where you believe you are going under, reevaluate with the eyes of Jesus. Would he sink in such depths or would he merely use it to step across to his next cluster of people? Will you go under or will you use stresses to move ahead in life? We have the choice, the opportunity, the possibility.
When things don't go the way I think they should in the local setting, I try to use the obstacles as stepping stones. I encourage you to do the same. Don't try to understand. Try to believe....Him.
Consider working in increments of time and distance. When you are certain ideas will produce only to be confronted by un-get-around-able people or circumstances, wait. Wait on God. If it's of kingdom value, it will come about.
I work in terms of five and ten and twenty years. My brilliant ideas might not be so brilliant. Yet, they might be. If upon proposal, or even activation, they don't fly, fight of the tendency to be bummed. Wait. Wait on God. It could be He's training you to wait and training others to make important visionalistic adjustment in order for harmony to meet, match, and produce.
Expand your thinking to include continents instead of streets. Assume your slight faith moves impact Europe and Asia and Africa because you are connected to the body which actually works globally. Then, think in terms of generations; not simply the moment. What do you do today which will impact those living in the year 2187....long after you are gone? We can have influence from the grave, you know. Martin Luther does. Henri Nouwen does. Richard Rogers does.
Don't flinch at stubborn hurdles which tend to shut you down. Lift your eyes to see the riches and the power and the glory....just as God has desired for us. Step a little higher today my friend. We have reason to hope. While Peter began to sink in the massive liquid, Jesus used the very same threat as leverage to lift His follower up. How did they get back to the boat? Either they both walked back....or Jesus carried him. Either way, what would drown most became a highway for two that day.