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Out of the Comfort Zone

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  John 10:27 KJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.I looked down at the little rose in my hand. Pink petals looked back at me; the exact kind I had written about in my book. The book Jill hadn’t read yet.

“For me?” I asked.

My new friend smiled as she nodded. I took the potted rose into my hands, grateful for her friendship and thoughtfulness. I had just met Jill, so she had no idea what it truly meant.

I thanked the Lord for this gift from my new friend, but also from Him. I had stepped out of my comfort zone and gone to a writer’s conference, not knowing anyone, yet I met so many new people that week, including Jill.

God often calls us to go beyond our comfort zones . . . to talk to new people, to go somewhere we’ve never been, or to be there for someone who is hurting. And when we take that step, He is faithful to meet us there and give us the strength to go further than ourselves.

If God is prompting you to knock on that new neighbor’s door, knock. If you have a feeling that you may be needed in missions, go.  

Take the first step out of your comfort zone, and watch how the Lord meets you there.

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Carolyn Rice

Carolyn Rice holds an Associate Degree from Seattle Bible College. She has served in women’s ministry and Alpha Ministry and has joined her husband in teaching Cleansing Stream seminars. She has contributed to devotional books and written a devotional called Lord, I’m Broken. You can read more of her devotions at Carolynrice.net.