Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Hey there, how’s it going?

These are obviously some crazy times.

I’m thinking that right now there is a good chance that you are out of your comfort zone, and maybe a little afraid with the threatening COVID-19 and all of the related growing awareness and precautions.

Have you noticed that fear can really get in the way? It’s a powerful thing and can block us from pursuing what God puts on our heart. It can freeze us in our tracks and keep us from becoming all that he is creating us to be (see Matthew 25:14-30).

Wouldn’t it be great to live without fear? Help is available!

Want to crush fear and find the freedom to experience life in all the fullness that God intends? Check out the fearless living diagram below. Yep, I know it’s busy with all of the circles and arrows, but it’s really pretty simple and extremely important. We can use this tool to help us refocus in times of fear.

How to respond when we are out of our comfort zone or afraid. Philippians 4:6-7, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 56:11.

The yellow circle is the starting point and represents your current situation. Just answer Yes/No to the question, “Are you out of your comfort zone or afraid?”

Whether your answer is, “Yes,” or, “No,” take a moment to thank Jesus and let him know that you trust him for the future. Frequent, “heart glances,” like this help strengthen your relationship with him (see Isaiah 41:10, John 14:27 and Joshua 1:9).

Next, watch for his response, such as changing the situation, giving you the courage to take action, or providing strength and peace as you wait. Seems like we are all requiring extra patience and strength to wait these days.

Asking, trusting and watching for Christ to show up in our lives in both small and big situations is an exciting way to live. He can give us the courage to face those situations that are out of our comfort zone and turn them into amazing opportunities to see him show up (see Psalm 34:8).

I pray that you will find less fear and more joy in Christ in the coming weeks as we learn to lean on him.

Let’s shine bright,

Dan

P.S. The fearless living diagram above can also be found on page 9 of a free eBook I am offering called, “Set Sail.” Here I dive deeper into this topic and more. You’re invited to enjoy the book once you fill out the form on this page or visit this page for more information. I’d love to send it to you right away!

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