Gen.12v1-4: The Lord has said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you, I will curse and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you”. So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.
I do believe that you have been enjoying this series of lessons on getting out of your comfort zone. There is a comfort zone of life that we all love to operate from but as we have seen so far, you can never be truly fulfilled and complete if you remain in your comfort zone. This is why you need to get out as father Abraham got out of his comfort zone. If you will be successful in coming out of the comfort zone, there are certain principles you need to engage and so far I have shared 2 of them with you. Today in this lesson, I will be sharing 2 more keys to getting out of the comfort zone.
PRINCIPLES FOR COMING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE:
3. Face your fears. Yes, confronting your fears is the way to getting out of your comfort zone. We usually don’t like to face our fears but instead, we love to put up or evade or even run away from our fears. This kind of approach will not help you at all. It’s time to brace up yourself for this challenge. What are your greatest fears? What are the things that seem to be holding you down or back from achieving your goals/dreams? The answers you give to these questions and how you respond to them will determine if you really want to overcome your fears (Job 3v25-26). Make up your mind from today to start facing your fears! Precious child of God, how then do you go about confronting your fears?
- By getting out of your boat. Another way of saying this is to step out onto the waters. Do the thing that you fear (Matt.14v29-30).
- Take your fears to God in prayers. One way to turn your fears into something positive is to bring them before God in prayers. This is why a wise man once said that courage is fear that has said its prayers (Gen.32v26).
- Fight your fears in the name of the Lord. You need to resist your fears in the powerful name of Jesus. Doing this will give the leverage and dominance over your fears. Will you do so today? (Pro.18v10).
4. Attempt new things. To get out of your comfort zone, you must be willing to attempt new things. To discover new things, you need to let go of the old. When was the last time you attempted a new thing? My dear reader, you need to avoid being rigid or fixed in your ways if you really want to come out of the comfort zone (Rev.21v5). In what ways can you attempt new things?
- Be ready to learn, unlearn and relearn (Pro.29v1).
- Be ready to try new/better ways of doing things i.e. have an adventurous mentality.
- Be willing to do what you are not familiar with or used to.
- Learn a new skill/expertise.
- Altar your routine/schedule from time to time.
Dearly beloved, it’s time deploy these principles to your advantage. As you do this, I see you coming out of the comfort zone of life.
Other Scriptural References: (Acts 17v21; Isa.43v18-19; 1Chro.4v9-10; Ps.27v1: 56v3; Acts 4v31; 1Sam.17v32).
Prayer for Today: I resist and I renounce every spirit and thing that ties me to my comfort zone in Jesus name, amen.
CONFESSION: I refuse to be held bound by my fears and anxieties. I face my Goliath courageously. I stand against every enemy of my peace and progress. I venture into new territories and things. As I do new things, new doors of opportunities and progress are opening up to me. Glory be to Jesus, every shackle that keeps me in the comfort zone is being broken in Jesus name, amen.