Monday, October 28, 2013
Move Out of Your Comfort Zone
We all have them; our own personal comfort zones. Truth be told, we're pretty good at accessorizing and customizing said zones. We know what we need to do in order to keep out what we want kept out and to keep in what we want kept in. Sure, we may work hard at maintaining our comfort zones without much cognitive thought or planning...but just because we don't exactly plan to hide out in our "safe places" doesn't mean they don't exist.
Comfort zones are real, and they're really, really dangerous.
What would have happened had Abraham opted to stay in his comfort zone instead of venturing into the complete unknown with God alone as is guide? We know what happened to the Israelites when they refused to go in and take the Promised Land the Lord their God was giving them (40 years in the desert and all those who were afraid to go into the land died outside of it). For those of us who homeschool, what would have happened without our forerunners who paved the way to make homeschooling what it is today?
My point is that we all have places that feel really comfortable, and we all need to follow the Lord out of those places into the new place He is leading...no matter how frightening that may be.
Don't hold anything back from the Lord, especially the areas in your life that are safe & cozy & comfortable & controlled by you instead of by God. Get out of those places, at His leading, and move into the beautiful land of promise He has set aside just for you.
Don't wait; commit this to prayer today, and expect the Lord to answer your prayer in amazing ways!
Day 279 done :)
Jan L. Burt