Comfortable Or Miserable Or …?

Last week (Are You Avoiding God?) I wrote about some guys who feared listening to God because He might ask them to do something they don’t want to do. I think they were afraid God would invite them out of their personal comfort zones. They were right.

I thought about security as I watched some families commit to difficult, dangerous missionary work. They chose to abandon comfort and safety—and they actually seemed excited about it!

I believe they discovered God’s invitation to serve in their sweet spot, that wonderful intersection of passions, gifts, and service.

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

To me, the point is that God doesn’t call us to drudgery and misery. He invites us to discover how to use our gifts and passions in service to others.

A full, abundant life involves hard work, sacrifice, and risk, because that’s where we experience excitement, joy, and authentic fulfillment. He absolutely invites us to leave our comfort zones, but it’s not because He wants us to be miserable.

He knows a quest for comfort at all costs is a waste of life.

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