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Is God Calling You Out Of Your Comfort Zone?

Is God Calling You Out Of Your Comfort Zone?

Has God ever called you to step out of your comfort zone? He has called me to do so many times. When I was younger I didn’t realize it was him. However, as my relationship grew with him, I began to recognize when he was calling.

I don’t like to go out of my comfort zone, it’s safe here. I don’t like change either. First there’s a little grumbling, then I adapt and I’m good.

My comfort zone is another story. It’s tough for me to step out of sometimes. “But God”? Well of course I’m not going to tell him no. I might him-haw around for a while, processing.

No, it’s more like mulling over, perseverating and okay prolonging my action. Most of the time I’m anxious about what to expect, doing something maybe I haven’t done before, or feeling uncertain.

You know, those sneaky negative thoughts that rear their ugly little heads. ” are you sure God”, ” how am I going to go about doing said call”‘ ” what if I’m not good enough”, ” who me?”

When God calls us out of our comfort zone he has HIS reason(s), purpose, design, and message(s). You know where I’m going here. After all it is written in Isaiah 55: 8-9 that As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

With that being said. He knows what he’s doing. Also, since he called you or I to do it, he thinks we are just right for his call or he wouldn’t have called.

Friend, here are some reminders when you feel him calling and you are anxious, uncertain, or wrestling with the enemy when he puts negative thoughts in your head.

Remember

  • Whose you are.
  • You are his child.
  • He chose you.
  • He has called you by name.
  • Rely on him.
  • Trust him.
  • He will guide you.
  • Pray.
  • Go into his Word daily.
  • Embrace courage.

Here are some comforting Bible verses to reflect on

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

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.”

Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. “

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Has God ever called you out of your comfort zone?

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9 thoughts on “Is God Calling You Out Of Your Comfort Zone?

  1. I don’t like stepping out of my comfort zone either. I sometimes ask, “Really, God?” when He asks me to. Your post reminded me of this Anne Lamott quote: “I’ve heard it said that the Holy Spirit very rarely respects one’s comfort zones.”

  2. Yes, He continues to call me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes I call my comfort zone my own little corner. But He makes sure that I don’t stay there, even when I think the corner is all I can muster. Thank you for these encouraging Scriptures that speak of HIS courage and strength that He will give. Blessings to you!

  3. Dear Paula, wow, this really struck a nerve! God’s called me out to the unknown many times before, but I still needed this reminder that He knows what He’s doing and who He’s working with. If I really think about it, I can’t imagine the Lord ever calling someone out to failure. Blessings & thanks for sharing your word of wisdom today!a

  4. It is good to be stretched, to learn new skills. I like the Bible verses you shared that give confidence.

  5. Paula, we have to choose to remember truth, don’t we? I’m so thankful the Lord calls us His, and that we have His word to read and remember Whose we are and how much we are loved. and the verses you shared are so important to meditate on.

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