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You and I are in a fight, but are we fighting against an enemy that has already been defeated? Why are we allowing fear to keep us from living into the calling God has placed on our lives?
When we choose to hold on to wrongs done to us and hold them up against the list of good we’ve done, the results are skewed. We tend to only keep score of our good and their wrongs. This creates a negative loop when the truth is that relationships are complicated.
When we talk about getting stuck in comfort are you left wondering what you can do right now to get unstuck? Start by reading It’s Time To Get Awkward With Your Neighbors. Then come back and work your way through these three uncomfortable things you can do today.
If we refuse to deal with the injustice around us, can we effectively share Christ with the world? I don’t mean the disagreements that break through our comfort and bother us as individuals, I mean the injustice our neighbors are experiencing. If we are not shaken to the core by the injustice others experience then can we really call ourselves Christ followers?
Jesus wanted the world to know that He was inviting every type of person imaginable to follow Him. They didn’t have to believe first, that would work itself out later. He wanted them to know who he was and experience him for themselves.
As Christians we should care about God’s will for our lives, but we can become obsessive about figuring out what that will is. Have you ever gotten stuck at a crossroads not sure which to take?
Have you ever thought of your comfort as a prison? The more we have the harder it is to escape.
This is where you usually get a list of all the things you should give up in order to be a counter-cultural Christian. I’m not going to give you that list. Why? Because Christ didn’t come to give lists. He came to change lives and he has called us to participate in doing the same.
Have you gotten uncomfortable with your neighbors yet? I don’t mean the awkward where they find you mowing the lawn in your Speedo. Let’s not do that. I mean the awkward that gets you out of your comfort zone and engaging with the people around you.
Comfort is not the same as peace. Comfort is fleeting and relies on the external, while peace is eternal and relational. Let me explain.