Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Outside of Comfort
Sometimes we are asked by friends to do things out of our comfort zones. Take a minute and reflect about how you have been asked outside of your comfort zone before, think over what it was, how you felt before, and after, and what happened.
This weekend I am doing something outside of my comfort zone. And let me tell you, it's not easy. I will be away from my little one, doing things I have never tried before, and there are risks with it. But, if I want to do it, I have to accept the sacrifices of the weekend, embrace the risks, and take each moment with a positive attitude. This weekend should be a fun weekend, but the devil, and there is no mistaking it, the devil or his minions, like to sit on your shoulder and whisper to you about how things will go wrong, how little fun you will be having, they make the whole thing seem insurmountable.
They don't just do things like this when we want to have fun, they do it especially when God calls us out of our comfort zone.
There. I said it. God calls us out of our comfort zones. Did you read that? God, the one true God, the all-knowing, all-loving, divine one, calls us out of our comfort zones.
Well, that sucks. Yes, I said it. That sucks. We don't want to do it, we want to whine about it, we want to do things our way, not come out of our comfort zone, not work with that one person. It's too bad, because God has great plans for us, if we will let Him pull us from the comfort zones we build around ourselves. We need to be receptive to the new experiences, the new things that God is pulling us out for. He doesn't enjoy seeing our suffering, He isn't the maker of suffering and pain, that is the work of the evil one, Satan. And we need not let that control everything we do. If we continually turn to God to REMAIN in HIM, we can find the peace to address whatever it is he is wanting us to.
I am remaining in Him, being pulled out of my comfort zone, and I am going to have a great time.