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Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions. The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him. Deuteronomy 32:11-12
A mother eagle knows that if she waits for her young to get out of the nest and fly on their own initiative, it’ll never happen. So she pushes them out. So what about that comfort zone of yours? We resist moving outside our comfort zone, because we don’t want to fall on our faces. And when we stay inside our comfort zones, it’s the easiest thing in the world to become complacent. Imagine if you hadn’t made the hard decision to brave the cold and move out of the comfy-zone of your bed this morning. You’d get sucked into that warm-bed-magnet-trap. And you’d have done absolutely nothing today.
Eager to get going but don’t know how? June Munday shares about her “friend who started a cafe for homeless people… when asked about this ‘calling’ he said: “Well, you hardly need to wait for that. There’s plenty in the Bible telling you to feed the hungry.”
You don’t have to wait for your own dreamy vision or calling. God’s dreams for the world, as seen in the Gospel stories of Jesus, give us lots to aim for. Oh, and the mother eagle? After encouraging the little ones to leave, she carries them safely on their flying lesson. God’s got you.
Heavenly Father, help me get out of my comfort zone so You can teach me to fly! In Jesus’ Name, Amen