“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” – Deuteronomy 31:8
If you are reading this, you have a “comfort zone.” We all of them. That phrase, “comfort zone,” has become well-known in our culture in recent years. If you’ve never heard that expression, the dictionary defines our comfort zone as “the temperature range within which one is comfortable.”
But we know that our comfort zone goes far beyond the temperature we desire. Our comfort zone is like a bubble that defines how far we are willing to go and what chances we are willing to take. We can SAY we live our lives with our YES on the table, but the border of the bubble oftentimes defines the places where our YES turns into a NO.
Our comfort zone is defined by an invisible border in every single one of our lives, and as long as we stay inside that bubble, we feel safe…we feel financially stable…we feel like we are in control, and nothing bad is going to happen.
There is nothing wrong with having a comfort zone, but let me ask you a question: What happens when God calls you out of your comfort zone? How are you going to respond when God tells you to get outside the bubble and do something you really don’t want to do?
Are you prepared to go outside of your comfort zone? If you want to show great courage and be all that God has called you to be, it is going to require leaving your comfort zones at times. That time could be different for everyone. For some it could be minutes, for others it could be months, and for others, it could be years.
The question is, are you ready to follow God even if it means stepping outside of your comfort zone? Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
God will never lead you anywhere that He doesn’t go first. He will guide you. He will protect you. And He will lead you. Now all He wants to know is if you will go, no matter where He leads you.