13 Now when Jesus came to the area of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Human One is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” 15 He said, “And what about you? Who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Then Jesus replied, “Happy are you, Simon son of Jonah, because no human has shown this to you. Rather my Father who is in heaven has shown you. 18 I tell you that you are Peter. And I’ll build my church on this rock. The gates of the underworld won’t be able to stand against it. 19 I’ll give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Anything you fasten on earth will be fastened in heaven. Anything you loosen on earth will be loosened in heaven.” (Matthew 16:13-19, CEB)
Peter looks really good in this passage because he says Jesus is the Son of God. We all have these moments where we are connected with God and are led by the Spirit and in tune with what God is calling us to be and do.
And yet a few verses after this Peter gets called Satan by Jesus. Because sometimes when we get praised we get a big head and loose that connection.
Live in the connection, not our own understanding.
Confess and give God space to control what happens in your life.