Comfortably uncomfortable

While walking in the park today and praying I was thinking about where I am in ministry right now. I have felt out of place, or uncomfortable where I am. Like I’m not sure if this is where I should be. So I prayed and asked God to help me to be comfortable where I am. And before the words were all the way out of my mouth I felt Him respond with, “I don’t want you to be comfortable.”

I immediately knew why.

I knew right away that He has more for me, for my family  He wants me to be poised, on the edge of my seat, ready for what comes next. This isn’t the end of the road, so comfort would only leave me unprepared.

But we want comfort, don’t we?

It’s easier. It takes less work, less effort. It just feels better.  It also keeps us stagnant and doesn’t allow us to get to where God wants us to be.

So, in the park, I prayed for God to keep me uncomfortable

I prayed for Him to make me ready for whatever is to come. Yet, to also help me to be effective right where I am now. Serving. Loving. Growing. Right here. All the while with eyes wide open and feet ready to run to the finish line.

Because the only comfort I need is knowing that the Holy Spirit leads me into God’s plans for me.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:24

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