I don’t know about you, but I like to be in control. Even though I love surprises and mixing things up in life, I want to know what is going on and what is going to be next. I don’t like getting overwhelmed or for things not to go the way I had planned or hoped.
Basically, I like for things to stay within my comfort zone. Don’t you?
Unfortunately, God is not interested in our comfort, but our character. God did not create for us to be in control, but to have faith in His control. Plus, the mission that God has for you is outside of that zone! You’ll never fulfill your destiny if you stay inside of it.
A few months ago, God revealing to me that I need to be more open to something He wanted to do in my life; something that just completely freaked me out! It was far outside my comfort zone. Every moment of being outside of that ‘zone’, I was hit with the reality that I am simply not in control… nor that I should be.
Living outside of your safe bubble means that you cannot do anything else but put your trust in God. And that’s exactly where God wants you.
You know what’s crazy? As scary as every step into the ‘great unknown’ is, the growth of your trust and faith in God is a feeling that is a million times better than staying within your bubble and have a false sense of security. It’s more fun too. Eventually, at least.
Where are the boundaries of your comfort zone? What do you feel God is asking you to do that freaks you out? Do it!
Here two great verses to memorize as you navigate the edges of your ‘zone’:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope