Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Zone is Shrinking

 I was talking to my sweet friend Mandy the other day and something she said has really stuck in my head.  We were saying that we feel like God is doing something big; He is calling us out.  We have been learning and drawing closer to God and now it's time to start doing.  We are the body of Christ - we are to be His hands and feet on this earth.  It's time to take this hope we have been given out into the streets to this lost world.  Honestly this is something that makes me uneasy.  I am more comfortable in my circle of Christian friends.  Going out into the world, serving for Jesus, makes me uncomfortable.  Then Mandy said,

"Maybe it's time for our comfort zones 
to get a little smaller."  


Wow!  Is my comfort more important than seeing lost people come to know Jesus?  I sit in my comfortable home and acquire more stuff.  I'm done.  I don't want more stuff, I want more Jesus!  No more us (saved) and them (unsaved) mentality.  I am no more worthy of God's grace than anyone else. 

I have my ipod on shuffle as I'm typing this post.  The last two songs that have played have both talked about being the hands and feet of Jesus to the world - We Unite, by Elevation Worship and Until the Whole World Hears, by Casting Crowns.  I don't think that's a coincidence. (smiles)

God is calling me to a new place.  I know it's time for my comfort zone to get a little smaller. 

Now you are the body of Christ,
and each one of you is a part of it.
1 Corinthians 12:27 


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12 comments:

  1. I understand this as God often convicts me that I spend more time in the 'church' than in the world leading them to Christ. It is a constant struggle and a delicate balance.

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  2. True. It is time to start doing. We can say all day and night, God is getting ready to do something big. Well I want to be a part of that, so I have to do something to. I want Him to use me!

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  3. Lisa,

    I think we are on the same wave length, I just finished posting about this. I feel God is up to something big, like He is about to do something big and I want to be part of that.

    Blessings to you Lisa.

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  4. Hi Lisa
    God is really gentle with us when He wants us to do something. He gently guides and leads through friends and songs and misc things that only we would understand. He is awesome.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  5. You and I must be on the same wavelength Lisa.

    I was just talking with Shannon the other night that I've felt driven lately to reach out and find more ways to serve and share the love of Christ. God's stirring us all to action it seems!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  6. Amen and Amen! It's time for our zones to start shrinking Go God! :)

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  7. It's always a little intimidating to step out in a new direction. I'm so glad that God leads the way! Great post!

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  8. If we all are truly on the same "wavelength", then God is moving! Fasten your seatbelt. This is going to be GOOD!

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  9. OH, I wrote about this very thing...check out on my blog, Comfort Zones in the search bar. God has taken me out of many comfort zones as I was shaking like a leaf and every time it ended up being such a HUGE blessing and I grew SO much during those times. I would like to encourage you if God is leading you somehwere, GO. You will not regret it!

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  10. Same wavelength, yes, same page... same message. God is speaking that to me too.

    I am new here,came over from another blog where your blog title caught my eye.

    Glad I stopped by. Just wanted to leave this comment to encourage you.

    Blessings
    Lidj

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  11. Amen! I desire a smaller comfort zone as well...I am a chicken at heart so I know that God is at work when the desire to go all out for Him has been put in my heart :)

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