Comfort isn’t always comfortable.

Posted: August 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

When most people think of comfort, the first thing that could come to mind is a vacation to the beautiful beaches of cancun. Some other things that could come to mind is a comfortable night on the couch next to your wife, after a really long day at work. There is also the chance that a man might find comfort in their leg not hurting for the first time since he found out he has bone spurs. Comfort can be found in many ways, that’s because everyone is different, meaning that what they find comfortable will be different, I am no different.
I don’t find comfort in a day at the beach, or a peaceful massage at some Chinese place in the mall. But when I think about comfortableness and what it means to me. I go back to my ministry days and think of the one thing they tried to keep you from, Comfort zones. This is the act of not moving outside your normal routine to change the life of another human being. This act can be simply talking to the people that you normally wouldn’t.
I first started to study on comfort zones when I was 16, and learned what I was doing wrong when I was 17. I was trying to become a youth pastor but something was always holding me back, this was crowds of people. This was my comfort zone, the zone of being alone. I would never go up to groups of people and talk due to the fact that I couldn’t imagine that I could add anything to their conversation. This was a big deal to me until I started a bible study at school.
My comfort zone walls were exploded in my senior year of high school, when I requested to start a bible study before school on Tuesdays. This challenge would force me to meet new people and try to relate to those who I had never talked to in my life. I knew that it was going to be hard, not only was I going against the atheist in my school, I was also being made fun of for this idea. But nothing was changing my mind. When I had free time in class, I would pull out my little pocket Bible and prepare the next lesson. This was something that I would have never thought of myself doing, but when I broke the wall down to my comfort things changed. This was challenging.
The biggest challenge that I faced was talking to people that knew me before I was a Christian. For them to know the old gangsta Blake next to this new “Holyroller” was tough. Most of them said it wasn’t true others were there to corrupt my belief. But I stood strong, breaking more of my comfort down, and I never wavered in my faith.
I am saying all of this to tell you that if you are doing the same thing in your daily life and you refuse to do new things, then you are in a comfort zone. These zones are okay, but remember that you will never go anywhere while in these zones, everyone needs to break out of their zone eventually in order for you to make a change. Not in someone else’s life fully, but more in yours. It is nice to be comfortable after a long day. But don’t trick yourself into falling into a Comfort zone. You are made for more than just the usual.

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