“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV).
We all have our comfort zones for the variety of activities in our lives. We may feel comfortable talking with one or two people, but be filled with anxiety when three or more are around. Or maybe we feel comfortable changing the oil in our cars, but the thought of replacing the brake pads is too much for us.
We have spiritual comfort zones as well. We may feel comfortable inviting someone to church, but get flustered at the thought of sharing our personal testimony with them. Or perhaps we like the anonymity that a large church affords us, but the thought of attending a small group where people actually get to know you is terrifying.
The bottom line is that we feel comfortable working in areas of our strength, and uncomfortable in our areas of weakness.
This becomes problematic when the Holy Spirit prompts us to do something that stretches our boundaries.
I enjoy writing, Bible study, and teaching. So when I felt prompted to start this blog I was excited. It was totally in my wheelhouse! But then I felt led to go from one or two posts per week to five per week. I was terrified! I was having enough trouble coming up with new material as it was. I’ve been posting every weekday for over a year now. His strength was made perfect in my weakness.
Let me encourage you to lose your fear of the unknown. Be willing to feel uncomfortable. Hasn’t He promised that He would “never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5 ESV).
When we operate in our weakness, He shows Himself powerful. When we yield to Him and step out of our comfort zones, He receives all of the glory.
Blessings on your day!