Comfort Zone Musings

moving out of your comfort zone

Have you ever wondered about being in your own comfort zone?

For me, I have seen how much I enjoy staying in my own comfort zone. For example, when I was going through university, all I wanted to do was to become a professional student and take courses for the rest of my life. I found great comfort in living on campus, interacting with other students, and just being in my own reality.

Today, I find myself in a similar situation. I have been working at my current job for the past 14 years, living in the same apartment with my wife for the same amount of time, and feeling comfortable, but not really excited about life.

Every once in a while, I think it’s a good idea to take inventory of yourself and to reflect upon where you have been, and where you want to go. So, if you find that you are thinking about your past, and wondering what to do about your future, take a moment to share your comments with us.

Expressing where you are, where you have been, and where you might want to go, can be a very helpful thing to do. You can look at what you have achieved, what opportunities were missed, and what you have learned to prepare yourself for your future.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

I pray that you would help us to look within our own comfort zones to discover what is there. Encourage us to take time to think about our past, examine our present, and to be hopeful for our future. For we know that the plans and purposes you have for us are good, not to harm us, nor to hurt us, but to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

Remind us also of your great love and tender care as we process our thoughts. Help us to grieve over any missed opportunities, to be encouraged by what you have taught us, and to look forward with anticipation about the exciting things you have in store for us. For you are good, your love endures forever, and your faithfulness continues through all generations (Psalm 100:5). Amen.

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