Buford Griffith: Moving Beyond My Comfort Zone
Love Never Fails
Life is full of routines. With the passing of time, our daily schedule settles down to a regular routine. We become so comfortable that we carry out our responsibilities with a great deal of normalcy. We settle into a comfort zone that is clearly ours, with predictable routines and familiar people.
As a pastor, I’ve witnessed members refuse to move from their comfort zone, jeopardizing their role in the sharing Jesus with others. As members of God’s family, we know that we should work to advance the Gospel message, but going out of our comfort zones is a challenge for most.
Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing,” John 15:5. God has given us the Holy Spirit who empowers us to live in harmony with the will of God and to share Him with others. God’s Spirit energizes us out of our comfort zones and enables us to take a strong stand for Him.
Every day, the Lord presents us with opportunities to share Jesus Christ with someone. Ask the Lord to help us recognize and take advantage of those opportunities. Let’s allow the Lord to bring us out of our zones of comfort and be used by Him to be a blessing to someone today. What you will quickly experience is a new level of comfort as you share with others the love of Jesus Christ.