Nothing like being curled up in some cozy spot with the good Book, and a cup of hot coffee. it’s a comfortable place. I have to confess- I love comfort!
While talking with my friend, Judy, a couple weeks ago about what we’re seeing around the world. we got onto the topic of values. In our organization, we have three core values- faith, growth (pursuing maturity), and fruitfulness. As we were talking, I realized that all three require that we step out of our comfort zone.
Faith is always about stepping out into an unknown place – outside the comfort zone. Growth does not happen without getting outside your comfort zone. And fruitfulness requires initiative. You have to step out to see what God is already doing and harvest His fruit.
All three of those together means I serve in a place where discomfort (versus personal comfort) should be a norm. But that is a difficult challenge. Sometimes my desire for comfort overrides my willingness to step out in faith, to pursue personal growth, or to initiate toward others. I’m trusting the Lord to make me more comfortable with being uncomfortable.
How about you? What values do you hold that compete with each other?