Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone?
February 21, 2011 11:34am CST
Abraham was crazy, so my comments. Is not crazy name if he opted out of the comfort and begin a new adventure at the age of 75? Aware, you're not young anymore. Your life settled, and luxurious. You've become a privileged position. You lived in Ur, which incidentally metropolis in the Mesopotamian region. What else are you looking for? Is not it time to enjoy old age? At least, that some questions would I ask to Abraham. With full confidence and spirit of Abraham's eyes would reply, "The place God had promised so much better than all of this convenience." You ever heard of Albert Schweitzer? Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1935, a great philosopher, famous musician, and theologian famous. He has reached the peak of his success at the age of 27 years. Still piqued her view that African society in such a pitiful condition of his health, so he decided to enter medical school and went to Africa as a medical volunteer until decades old. Two examples of the above adequately describes the people who are against the convenience and anti-establishment. For the sake of fulfilling God's plan, they dare to leave the comfort zone and have to switch to a zone full of challenges. No wonder then the history of carving their names. Honestly, I am sometimes afraid to leave my comfort zone. Probably not only me, but most of us will too. Whatever will we do, as long as it does not disturb our comfort area. I want to give examples of a more simple and specific? Problem serve. Would not it be convenient to the church right? Decided actively seek to serve God is the same disease. Often not a compliment that we can, instead of criticism, condemnation, gossip even have to swallow the bitter pills that we should not drink. About helping others. Silence is safer than reaching for help with the risk of being disappointed and considered looking face. Questions responded to the call of God in our lives. Quite often this requires our courage to get out of our comfort area into a region full of challenges. Do we dare? Leave your comfort area and start a new adventure with God.
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21 Feb 11
It really depends upon the calling of God. In the case where he achieved everything at the age of 28, he would be spending his life being useless if he does not do anything at all, and so he set out to find fulfillment. Therefore, it is his calling, since GoD has already blessed him at his young age. Now it is his tome to give back to God.
21 Feb 11
Do you mention adventure? That i like .. But there is always a benefit from every thing that you do that can contribute from your love towards God and fellow creatures of His creation .. in my opinion .. God calls each person is different, if God wants us to make plans for us, then, we'll know, provided we do not close our hearts to God.
• United States
22 Feb 11
So, what have you done to step out of your comfort zone? Certainly writing stuff on MyLot is not a jump into adventure...You look very young in your picture. Just the right age to seek adventure. I am old and have done many adventures. I have been around the world several times. I am not christian so I do not proselytize...My religion believes that one teaches by example not by knocking down doors. Just like Abraham.
22 Feb 11
I'm thinking of the prophets like Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel and others. Did they not have to go around and preach messages that were unpopular to the masses of people? Were they not mistreated by the people and yet continued to do the will of God? All the prophets had to leave their comfort zones.
22 Feb 11
Good examples! I don't think we can serve God and stay in our comfort zone. Serving God demands the getting out of our comfort zone. Even Jesus, left heaven and came to the earth in order to do the will of God. Jesus is the ultimate example of leaving one's comfort zone in order to do the will of God. I notice daily, that in order to please God, I have to make sacrifices and do things that I find uncomfortable. If it's the case with me, then it must be the same for all that want to put the doing of God's will first in their lives.
14 Mar 11
god is not easy to carry out orders promising but god and the end of the road out beautiful
• United States
22 Feb 11
Leave your comfort area and start a new adventure with God. Hhhmm I have no problem leaving my comfort area/zone but I have absolutely no desire to leave it for a path that doesnt fit..Mind you I've been on that road before so I'm not denying trying something "new"...
23 Feb 11
Abraham was a nomad. This drove him from one place to another. At Genesis 11:31 it says he left Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran. They came to the Promised Land in search of greener pastures. Here he discovered something that disturbed him. He found that the Hebrew population was dwindling. He himself had no children. In today's world there is a tendency among males to blame their spouses if they do not bear children. Abraham did not blame Sarah. He examined himself and discovered something, which changed the course of History. The problem was with the foreskin of his male organ. He had himself circumcised, but Sarah his wife, who was more than 100 year old, viewed Abraham's experiment with diffidence. She thought being old she would never be able to bear a child for Abraham. Therefore, she gave him her slave woman Hagar. Hagar gave birth to Ishmael. Abraham had him circumcised too. Later he cohabited with Sarah and she gave birth to Isaac. Thereafter, Hebrew community proliferated after circumcision became an order of their life. They were however; precluded from intermingling with people those were not circumcised. Due to Ishmael and Isaac the world was divided between two communities. Descendants of Jacob suffered 1000 years of captivity. They cried out for a Messiah and Jesus was born as Abraham's descendant. Ishmael's descendant did not suffer the same way. They are still waiting for Messiah. Thus, you will see Abraham was not crazy as you say. He opted out of his comfort zone out of a need. Not his own need, but the need to save the whole race, which culminated into saving of the whole humanity.
23 Feb 11
Hi ...!!! Really? if just want to do ... I think everyone can ... how uh ..............! Significant changes will be felt and seen when it is done. Removing the comfort zone? not really, change is a process ... requires time and energy ... not revolution but reform ... not magic. Too long in the comfort zone becomes dull and did not develop, the others are already with the latest products we still use the old-fashioned, usually quiet in the comfort of causing many diseases,