Your Comfort Zone
Genesis 12:1-3 “Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
A comfort zone can be a situation in which you feel no threats of harm or danger, and when your ability or determination is not being tested. A comfort zone can also be an area where you don’t have to try anything difficult or new, because you like things just the way that they are at the present time.
Many times a person can be living in a comfort zone unintentionally and feel that there will be a risk in moving out of that comfort zone to unfamiliar or untested areas. Change does not come easy for many people and there are basically two ways to move out of a comfort zone:
1. A decision is made on your own to make a change.
2. God calls upon you to take a step of faith and trust Him.
In Abram’s situation, God calls upon him to “get out” of the comfort zone that he was in. There are several other things that have to be taken into consideration with Abram leaving his comfort zone.
First God gives Abram clear directions and instructions;
“Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.”
Second God makes several promises to Abram;
A promise of increase.
“I will make you a great nation”
A promise to become well known.
“I will bless you And make your name great”
Then God gives Abram A prophecy;
“And you shall be a blessing”
God continues to speak into Abram’s life with additional promises;
“I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
The only way that Abram would receive what God had for him was for Abram to obey God, and that meant getting out of his comfort zone, and having faith that God would do what He said He would do.
As I stated earlier is this blog, there will be times when a decision has to made on our own to get out of our comfort zone. The current pandemic of COVID-19 has not only disrupted the routine of a person’s daily life, COVID-19 has also caused people to have to make the decision to get out of their comfort zone.
Social distancing, quarantine and mass shut in, are just a few of the adjustments that will have to made once a person has gotten out of their comfort zone. This is a time when our faith in God can be put to the test. Once we are out of our comfort zone, will we walk by faith, or what we see?
“Father in heaven, You did not bring us this far to leave us. We pray that You will continue to lead and guide Your people with making any adjustment that have to be made being out of our comfort zone. We give You the praise, the glory and the honor in Jesus name…Amen!”
Continuing in His service…Rev