Good morning! Happy Monday to you all. I pray you all had a blessed weekend. I had a glorious time in the Lord. I’m excited about what God is going to do through my family. He is truly a wonder.
TFTD: Being Comfort can become Crippling
Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
This morning, I want to talk about how being comfortable can become crippling. As believers, we are not exempt from sin. We have struggles just like the next person, but the difference is we should have a relationship with Christ that compels us to sin less. As children of God, we can not become comfortable living in sin. When we begin making excuses for sin we cripple our chances of growing in Christ. We place barriers up that keep us from reaching our goals and dreams. Is being comfortable worth blocking your blessings?
Some of you may have prayed for God to open doors in your life as it relates to careers, education, relationships, etc. You’ve prayed for God to open doors, but you are currently comfortable in the position you are in. You are comfortable on that job that you have even though you desire more and are qualified for more. You are comfortable with not studying or writing papers even though you are longing to get an advanced degree. You are comfortable in that relationship even though you want more and you know you will not get it where you are. Your comfort is crippling you. When God wants to elevate you, it will require change. Change is never comfortable! I repeat, change is never comfortable. When God begins shifting things in your life, you are taken from a familiar place or condition to the unknown. This shifting process requires a level of faith that will surpass your understanding. The level of discomfort is temporary, but it’s a necessary process of life.
Are you willing to become uncomfortable for a season in order to get to the next level? Or are you willing to remain bound in mediocrity all for the sake of being comfortable?
Take time to really evaluate the position you are currently in and figure out if you are willing to change to go higher.
~Have a blessed Monday!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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