Over the past couple of months I have come to realize that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to step out of your comfort zone. However it is so easy to be the one to stop yourself. Something as simple as saying “I’m not good at this so I won’t try it”. We often subconsciously put restraints on ourselves and underestimate ourselves.
You see by stepping out of your comfort zone you embrace the unknown and dive into a whole new world you probably didn’t know exist. You are given the opportunity to trust Christ like you have never before. Like Abraham Maslow said, “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
And all it takes is a yes. Saying yes to both the big things and the simple ordinary things that you would normally say no to.
2 Timothy 1:7 says For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but one of power, of love and of self discipline.
Timidity is the lack of courage and confidence. If God did not give you a spirit of timidity then He is calling you to be brave and courageous. To step out of your comfort zone even though all you want to do is stay in it.
“But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come true.” -Francis Chan
So I have a challenge for you. This week do one thing out of your comfort zone, whether that be big or small. Then share it with someone, or even in the comments below.