“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Art Roy Remy
Raise your hand if you have ever had to go out of your comfort zone. Me, Me, Me! I’m raising my hand. This thought provoking quote out of my personal LFTG jar definitely speaks to things I have been through but in particular it made me think of a friend of mine. I will not ever give away specific details because I do not want to give away their identity. I actually got a text from her this morning asking for prayers. She had a meeting with someone today to discuss a very personal matter that is near and dear to her heart. This topic is very important to many families across our whole world. She was nervous at how she would present this information to this “important” person. My response was this – “I definitely will. Remember The Lord is always right beside you. He will be in there with you today. You be yourself and remember WHY you are doing this. Don’t try and be something you’re not. Don’t try to impress this ‘important’ person. Your passion for this is a gift from God and when you do your part God takes care of the rest. You aren’t in control. He is. JUST BE YOU!” Then I added this next text to make her laugh a little – “Also remember this ‘important’ person is just a person too. This ‘important’ person poops like you and puts his/her pants on one leg at a time just like you. That has gotten me through A LOT in dealing with ‘higher up’ people my entire adult life. Trust me. I’ve had to fight for a lot.”
So for today here are many of the goods . . . I love having friends that can count on me to pray for them and who feel comfortable asking. I also love that those friends do the same for me. In our society we may talk about God on a surface level but do we actually live for Him? That is sooo difficult sometimes! I have very special friends I can text, e-mail, or call and know they will pray for me. I am blessed. Remember this when you have to get out of your comfort zone. It’s a promise from God – “I command you – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Peace and Love Y’all! Have a fabulous week!