It’s so easy to live a status quo life. That comfortable…that predictable…mundane…go to work and back home life. The good life…I know what to expect, everything is neatly packaged in its nice little box just the way I need it to be. No surprises, I know what’s coming. Well, I was challenged today with going back to “the good life”. I knew God had moved me past this point and He wanted me to dig deeper, pray harder and trust harder than I ever had. I also knew this year was going to be an out of the box experience and I was ready. But today I felt smaller than ever. I felt myself shrinking back into that box that had given me comfort for so many years. I met a lady and this lady had a really big personality and possessed skills that I didn’t or that didn’t come easy to me. She was a natural. In that exchange I started to second guess my skills. I could never measure up to that so why try. Let’s crawl back into our box of “comfortability”. I was safe there. But God then quietly whispered, you must move past being comfortable. I have hand picked you and have put things inside of you that I need to come out.
I wish I could say that after that I walked away jumping and shouting and saying, “yes, God….I got this”. But that’s not my story…I walked away saying, I need to somehow find comfort in being uncomfortable. That is where my strength lies. That is where the greatest things will be birthed in me.
So after a few minutes of meditating on what God spoke to me, I starting to feel a sense of peace. God was with me, in my corner, rooting for me, he always had been and always will be.
In this life you will always find someone who is better than you, prettier than you, richer or smarter than you but God is not concerned with that and neither should you be. Gotta move past the comparison conundrum and the comfortable good life if you are ever gonna grab hold of the thing that God grabbed hold of you for.
Be Brave, Be You, Be Blessed!
“Such is the reliance and confidence that we have through Christ toward and with reference to God. Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God. [It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant…” 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 AMP