Humans are creatures of comfort. Our comfort zone is our natural, neutral state — a place where stress and anxiety are minimal, where we know what’s coming next and can plan accordingly. There’s nothing wrong with being in your comfort zone, unless you get too comfortable and start holding yourself back instead of challenging yourself to learn, grow and try new things.
Generally speaking, there is little stress when we stay within our comfort zones. To some people, stepping out of their comfort zone might be telling someone that Jesus loves them or it could be buying a friend a cup of coffee or befriending someone. There are different ways to step out in faith, and everyone’s faith walk and journey looks unique. God works with every person individually, but He invites us to be a part of the process. He will also use the broken and unqualified and equip them. Look at Peter, who later denied Jesus who was willing to walk on water to the Lord and learned how to trust His Lord and Savior. If God can use Peter, He can surely use us, if we are willing.
Matthew 14:29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
So, let go of what’s holding you back. Take that step and face your fears. And if you are worried about what people will think, then you are worried about the wrong person. We should be more concerned about what God thinks than anyone else.
Has God asked you to do anything out of your comfort zone recently? Share your faith with someone you don’t know? Love someone that is hard to like?
Today… be obedient to Christ and walk with Him in faith at the end of your comfort zone, just like the many great men and women of the Bible that did the same before you.
He provided for them. He made a way for them. He used them in ways they never would have been used on their own.
And He will do the same for you.
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