Comfort zones. We all have them, even though we might not want to admit it.
Naturally, we tend to gravitate towards places, situations or people that we feel safe around. Maybe you feel comfortable in your day-to-day routine involving where you live, where you work, or who you spend your time with. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it can hinder us from living life to our fullest potential.
So, what are we supposed to do when God calls us out of our comfort zone? As Christians, we should desire to have a relationship with Christ where we are continuously striving to grow closer to Him.
Sometimes, growing closer to Christ may mean moving outside of a familiar situation. For example, God may call you to move to a new place, or He may call you to do something different in your career in order to make an impact for Him.
When we completely give our hearts over to God, He can do amazing things through us. All we have to do is listen for His call and be willing to respond in faithfulness. In addition, living for Christ often requires us to do things that go against today’s culture. While this may seem scary, we can always turn to God and rely on His strength to make it through.
Moving forward, I encourage you to not be afraid of stepping outside of your comfort zone. When you know God is calling you to do something new, ask Him to give you strength to accomplish what He has called you to. In the end, doing something outside of your comfort zone can be very rewarding.
5 Bible Verses for Moving Out Of Your Comfort Zone:
Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
John 15:16 – You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.