but that’s not what ships are built for.”
I don’t think good ole’ William Shedd would have ever thought about how relevant this quote would be to my life one day. I am the captain of my own comfort zone, party of 1, people come and go, a few stay for a while, but I never get out.
I’m a firm believer that God didn’t
invent, better yet—CREATE us for a world full of comfort. I think he handmade each and every one of us to go and experience and allow others to experience His glory in new places, with new people.
A life of Christianity is full of struggles, doubts, and failures so how can we claim to be full of God’s grace if we don’t choose to trust it? we CAN’T. God made us righteous through his grace so that we don’t have to wallow in this terrorizing sin forever. We’ve been given a free life, through our almighty Father… AT HIS EXPENSE, and yet we’re sitting in our small corner of the world, in our same churches, with our same friends, doing the same things that are expected of us from society and our community.
SO GET OUT. get out now. go and explore, let God guide you. If that’s not what he’s calling you to do, then awesome. Praise Him, wherever you are.
I’m constantly feeling Him pull at my heart strings, to the point where my comfort zone is beginning to feel suffocating-ly uncomfortable. I want nothing more to proclaim His name and tell my story, but how do you tell a story to people who think they already know it?
So here’s to hoping that all of these risks to come are actually what I’m supposed to be doing. And that all of this isn’t just empty promise from a mind lustful for new scenery.
Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of age.” Matthew 28:19-20