Sunday, September 21, 2008

I'm Usually In the Way...

The Lord is pushing me out of my comfort zone on something.

Way WAY out of my comfort far so that when I turn around and look back I can't even find my beloved comfort zone.

But...I'm gonna trust Him...and try not to get in the way.

And there's the way.

I want it to be His way...whatever that may be.

So I'm letting go.

And that is a little scary :)

That's all I can share for now...but if God's shoving you out of your comfort zone, I'd be happy to know I'm in good company ;)


  1. I know how you feel. I too am starting on a new path and I find its like feeling my way in the dark.

    All the best.

  2. I think getting taken out of your comfort zone is a rite of passage (or passages!) in our walk with God. Take heart - He wouldn't have brought you here if He didn't think you could handle it (with His help, of course!). :)

    I'll be praying for you, but I'm sure this is going to be a huge blessing for you. You have an amazing attitude about this!

  3. I hear ya sister...I too am feeling out of my comfort zone.... I am starting to think/learn that if I am comfortable for to long... then I am in the wrong zone....

    It is cool that even when out of the comfort zone peace abounds.

  4. It seems God has been quite busy with that one! The challenge of being put out of our comfort zone can be a blessing if we let it!

    God will not give you more than you can handle. I learned this in a big way a month ago - I was so out of my comfort zone. EVERYTHING was out of my control - to me that was way beyond my COMFORT ZONE!

    Blessings and Prayers Dear Friend!

  5. mine has been *YIELD* and i was gonna post on it tomorrow. so i can surely identify w/ the comfie zone issue.

    good thing is that we are never stagnant when He does this. and i know it is always for the better.

    hang in will be worth it!

  6. You are in good company here.

    Surrender has been a theme in my life for the past few weeks and months...Some days I really dont like it - because I kind of like to be in control of things. But...I have heard that there is this big plan that God has....So......

    I surrender.

    Randi is feeling the same theme too.

    Love ya!

  7. It seems as though since becoming a senior pastor's wife (my husband was an associate for 17 years) that I am constantly feeling out of my comfort zone! But having to depend on Him has certainly brought me to a sweeter more intimate place in our relationship than ever before....that helps with the scariness!

  8. I'm constantly being pushed Way WAY out of my comfort zone. I struggle with self control of the mouth. BIG TIME. My comfort zone is spewing a pointless, fruitless conversation of negative energy. My sin nature loves to gossip and gripe. yep. it's true. My "comfort zone" is a life of sin. I run to it.

    and I always have to think "ok god- what are you teaching me from this".....every time he shooves me into an uncomfortable situation where I am FORCED to control myself.

  9. He's been doing that with me for a while now, too.

    Glad to know I'm not alone.

  10. OK with you on this today. A very similar situation is going on with me.

    Our church is starting a new-to-us ministry. I knew from the very first announcement of it that God was calling me to "participate". And I knew at that time I was going to be pretty involved. However, my service to God has mostly consisted of hospitality type ministries, clerical stuff...oh...and anything to do with kids...teaching, feeding, games, etc...

    So you can imagine my surprise when I was approached yesterday regarding our (God's) "new ministry"...and asked to handle something much more involved.

    I am a little nervous and anxious. But I was reminded in our Sunday School lesson this morning that no matter what task God brings forth for me to do, He will provide all the means necessary for me to accomplish it. And He does expect me to use my gifts, talents, time and other resources wisely, in order to accomplish His assignment.

    My prayer is that I will continue to seek Him, and rely on Him to give me the power to do what needs to be done....and that no matter what - God is glorifed through it all!

    I will be praying for you. I know you will do just fine.

    Ministry is SO EXCITING!!!!!!

  11. Ok, I am sitting here on my couch crying as I read this. Of course, it is 1:30 a.m., so I could blame it on being tired, or I could just accept it as the Lord talkin' to me through you...again. So with you on this.

  12. This fall we're slated to start a new ministry-- one that I've wanted to have for a long time, but never have had and I'm not too sure exactly how to start it.

    We want to have evangelistic Bible Studies in our are as a way of outreach-- almost like when you're out starting a new church.

    And then there was a different wrinkle yesterday that I'm still processing that I don't want to go into just yet.

    But yes, the Lord never leaves you where you are-- He always wants you closer.

  13. I too feel like I have been out of my comfort zone. When I think I am getting the hang of something, God stretches me more.

  14. I know I'm late commenting on this, but electricity is in short supply. (Thanks, Ike!) I hope you read it.

    God pushed me WAY out of my comfort zone recently. He called me to leave my job of 12 years and become CEO/Executive Director for a new, non-profit dental clinic. I know *nothing* about dentistry. Or rather, I knew nothing at the time. I have since taken a class to become a registered dental assistant, and am learning more every day. But I know that I cannot...I CANnot do this without Him.

    So take the plunge...but remember to always, always lean on God to provide for you. And you'll do well.

  15. Yes, He is growing me this season too. Out, way out, so far out of my comfort zone. Or my selfish zone. My ME zone. And I'm still fighting it.
    Just reading through some of your older posts...


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