COMFORT CAN STUNT YOUR GROWTH
Very little growth will happen in your life if you chose the path of comfort. Comfort is the enemy of faith. The more our goals in life target our personal comfort, the less you will concern yourself with fulfilling your purpose and calling in this life. Now I’m all about comfort, but something deep inside all of us tells us that too much comfort can do you in.
In the Old Testament, Gideon is found seeking the safety and comfort of a wine press as he hid from the Midianites in Judges 6. But it was only when Gideon took the risk of stepping out in faith, relying on God that change happened in his country and the enemy was defeated. Living life in the real world necessitates living a life of faith. It’s the only way to real growth.
What’s more, it’s the alternative to boredom. When no risks are ever taken, we all tend to get complacent. We get bored. We stop discovering and obeying our calling. Lastly, when we ignore the truth, we can easily miss the work of Jesus in our life. Faith is where Jesus is.
The Psalmist said, “Teach me your ways, O Lord; make them known to me. Teach me to live according to your truth, for you are my God, who saves me. I always trust in you.”Psalm 25:4-5
Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, “We do not err because the truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.”
God is calling you to walk with him and that when we say yes to him, it sets in motion a divine dynamic far beyond merely human power. Now I know there are fears. There always are. What deep fears keep you from walking with and obeying God, from stepping out in faith and with his help doing what you could never do on your own?
Which steps can you begin taking this week to get out of your comfort zone?