Comfort Zones

12119005_1150508501645751_2484786612517097614_nFor God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

–2 Timothy1:7

Comfort zones, we all have them and we hate leaving them.

We get accustomed to our day to day routine, our inner circle, our safety nets. I was presented with an opportunity and I brought it before the Lord.  I recognized the possibilities but didn’t want to take the chance… I didn’t want to leave my comfort zone. After wrestling in prayer I realized that the only factor holding me back, was fear. But, God said He did not give us a spirit of fear. My fear did not come from God.  Fear comes from the enemy.

Fear is so powerful. It keeps us locked up, bound, and paralyzed. We fear what people think of us, we fear the unknown, we fear failure, we fear rejection, we fear life and we fear death… Fear is at the root of the majority of our struggles and it is fear that so effectively hinders God’s work in us. We can’t be effective for God if we are ruled by intimidation and fear.

Walk by faith not by sight… trust God, take the next step, the one He’s been urging you to take, even though you can’t see where your foot will fall. Surrender your life into the hands of the God who knit you together and put a beat in your heart, the same God who collects your tears and knows the hairs on your head. He has you. He will protect you. He will deliver you. He will defend you. He loves you.

Seek the Lord completely, and with abandon. Follow Him wherever He leads you, without reservation; fearless in His sight.

~Kimberly Murray

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