Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone
What is the definition of “comfort zone”?
Webster’s dictionary defines it as the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity or a place, situation, or level where someone feels confident and comfortable.
What type of life are you living inside of your comfort zone? According to the above definition you are obviously comfortable and at ease. You are familiar with your surroundings and at ease with whatever situation you are in. That’s fine unless God has given you a vision. Having worked in Corporate America for over 30 years it was so easy to stay complacent knowing every two weeks you would get paid. During those years I saw dreams and visions die. I knew I could not become a statistic. I knew God had given me a unique task to perform and it could not be accomplished within the confines of Corporate America.
The year 2008 became the year of stepping out of my comfort zone and stepping into the zone of possibilities. For 12 years the reality of the vision God had given to me was only words written. I knew it was time to step out of my comfort zone. My trust was in God and I knew He would not fail me.
Points to think about:
- If God has given you a vision there will become a time in your life when the decision must be made about stepping out of your comfort zone.
- If God has given you a vision you will begin to see the possibilities.
- If God has given you a vision He will open the doors you need to have opened.
- If God has given you a vision you will truly understand that you can do ALL things through Christ.
- Only with God will you find peace and contentment.
- Write your vision and dare to believe it!
Habakkuk 2:2-3 Good News Translation (GNT) The Lord gave me this answer:
Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.Philippians 4:13 The Message (MSG)
I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.Matthew 28:18-20 The Message (MSG)
Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
Everything we do is for the Glory of God. We have been commissioned and we must step out of our comfort zone!