STEPPING OUT OF A COMFORT ZONE

Stepping out of a comfort zone is not an easy thing. It takes one to make a decision and take a bold step forward. Most of the times, a comfort zone is where dreams are lost, plans forgotten and future stolen. Usually, a comfort zone only allows you to take care of and temporarily solve the small issues around you and avoiding the real issues that one should be dealing with. There is only reason why people stay in their comfort zones, they are scared of facing the reality.  I can safely define it as a very dangerous place that stops people from achieving their goals. A comfort zone will rob you of your capabilities and steal your focus. Many people who stay in a comfort zone for a very long time usually give up on their dreams and begin to think that their lives only revolve in and are limited to that zone. No one has ever matured through hiding in a comfort zone. The very first step to stepping out of your comfort zone is moving towards your fear. The bible says that God did not give us the spirit of fear, but the spirit of power and sound mind – (2 Timothy 1vs7). Do those very things which you are scared of doing, take the direction you have never taken, think and discuss about new things which are bigger than the ones you are comfortable with. Doing something new exposes you to learning some helpful things from outside your comfort zone. The pain of stepping out of your comfort zone will do you less harm that of staying there. The comfort zone says you can’t do it, the learning zone says you are capable and the danger zone is where you are now making things happen.

Inasmuch as it looked safer for Gideon to hide in the cave (Judges 6), the families needed food and his people needed to be rescued, all of which wouldn’t have been successful without stepping out of a comfort zone. In another way, Gideon didn’t know he was warrior until he stepped out of his comfort zone. The comfort has robbed us of business people, ministers, and potential future presidents. Sometimes your breakthrough is with the very people who you are scared of approaching, the places you don’t want to go to and the things you don’t want to. Goals are more likely to be achieved when doing things, you need to do, and not things you want to do. People who are hiding in their comfort zones don’t want to be told the truth they need to hear; they only want to be told what they want to hear. Things that will make them feel more and more comfortable. The enemy will always tell you that your comfort zone is the safest place in the world to avoid bruises and cuts. There is no limit as to what God can do through you when you step out of your comfort zone. A church that is fool of people sitting in a comfort zone doesn’t grow. They preach comfort zone messages, conduct comfort zone discussions and meetings making sure that they don’t cross the line. The problem with people in a comfort zone is that they always want to be comforted even if there is nothing wrong. All they want is comfort, not growth. When you step out of your comfort zone, growth is inevitable.

My Prayer For You Today.

I pray that you will not die in your comfort zone. May the Lord give you the courage to step out of it. I pray that God will grant you the desires of your heart in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

14 Replies to “STEPPING OUT OF A COMFORT ZONE”

  1. Great read! Each one of us has our own boundaries that delineate our comfort zone, I believe that there isn’t a one-size-fit-all comfort zone model, but what people must know is that all the comfort zon is concerned with is keeping you inside of it! I wrote an article on this subject titled ‘Want an adventure? Break free from your comfort zone’ – https://authorjoannereed.net/want-an-adventure-break-free-from-your-comfort-zone/. Fee free to check it out!

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  2. I am just reading this on September 3,2020. This is exactly a message I need to hear today. I have been avoiding stepping out of my comfort zone. It is easier to stay in it. It is “less painful” in my mind,..and you got it right… I don’t want to hear what I don’t want to hear so I haven’t asked for advice.

    I know God could do more for me if I stepped out. I just need to do it.
    Thank you

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