It seems like lately, all that has happened is pushing me out of my comfort zone. Work is stressful and this office has potential to close at any time. I am dealing with making lifestyle changes because I could be facing some scary health situations. I am working on a project that could become my career. I am working with people I don't really care for and they may not like me on a project that I don't really want to do. And these are just the recent examples.
Part of my problem with getting out of my comfort zone is so many times I lack the faith it takes to just step out. Stepping out of your "bubble" is scary. You could fall on your butt. Really Hard. Falling on your butt hurts. A lot. I honestly believe I have potential to do great things, but I am scared most of the time of failing. Most of the time, I don't have a problem being different as long as it doesn't hurt anyone, and that includes me too.
I believe in each case that has gotten me out of my "bubble" lately is God's doing and that I really need to do these things. So I have to believe He is with me through these hard times.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness Isaiah 41:10
He will help us and hold us in His righteousness. We have nothing to fear when we are in the palm of His hand.
For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Isaiah 41:13
This verse reminds me of a loving parent holding their child's hand, guiding them and encouraging them to not be afraid. He is our Heavenly Father who is leading us, so it makes sense, He will encourage us too.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:6
I love the fact that this verse tells us to be confident in the God that began this work in you. He put those desires to be different in you for a reason. He not only began a good work, but He is there every step of the way until it is finished.
What are your comfort zones you are being called out of?