Your Zone, My Zone

Your Zone, My Zone

Through a series of interesting events I’m going to Venezuela next week. I started getting nervous this morning. This will be my first time to Venezuela. I haven’t been to a new place in a while.

There’s tons of stuff going on right now and I nearly backed out of the trip, but Emily encouraged me to go. “You need to do something uncomfortable.” She said.

It’s funny that my wife had to remind me of that, because I’m always encouraging others to do the same thing. “Get out of your comfort zone!” is my mantra.

The fact that this trip is making me nervous is a sign that I probably need to do it. I need to get out of my comfort zone.

If you know me you are probably thinking, That’s absurd, you are always doing something crazy. I wouldn’t do half the stuff you do!

But you see comfort is a subjective thing.

Last year I took a bunch of guys to Peru. But that wasn’t out of my comfort zone. I was in Guatemala earlier this year, but that was just like going home.

We all have comfort zones. My comfort zone may be way out of your zone. Your zone may be way out of mine. But we all have places we feel safe. I guess there’s nothing wrong with that, but I think we need to make a regular practice of overcoming our fears and stepping into trying something that’s uncomfortable.

That’ll look different for each person, but I’m convinced that getting from this level of glory to the next requires some discomfort. But it’s worth it!

Try something that makes you uncomfortable. Do it soon.

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory… 2 Cor. 3:18