What is your biggest fear? What is your smallest fear? Did you know that there is a good chance that you were not born with that fear. Actually we are only born with two fears, the fear of loud noises and the fear of falling. So what has brought us these fears? How did we come to get them? The truth is we all have fears, but the real question is what are we doing about those fears. Why do we keep them in and allow them to direct the direction of our lives. Believe it or not it has a lot to do with your comfort zone, the place where you spend most of your time. That is why it is caused a comfort zone, because it is nice, safe and well extremely comfortable. You have the same friends today as you did yesterday. You average the same grades year after year, because you are comfortable doing the same thing over and over. When someone challenges you do to something do you do it? Do you go for it or do you start making excuses and listing off reasons that you can do it. That is your fear of leaving your comfort zone, that is the fear of living keeping you in the exact place. You may think that you are getting ahead, and making moves, but if you are not challenging your fears, then really all you are doing is going through the motions. Check this out from the Bible. 2 Timothy 1:7 says this: 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline. Now what this is telling us that our fears are not from God, but from the world and from the thief. If we really believed and trusted in God for all things then we would know that all things are possible. We would live like followers of Jesus we would have faith in God. Now understand this, it is impossible to please God without faith. When we live in the comfort zone we are not living with faith, we are living out of fear. We are not living out of self discipline we are being lazy and carless with the life that we have been given. So what are your dreams the ones that you really want, the things that you want to do no matter what. How will you achieve them without faith, how will you ever take that first step to go for them if you will not leave your comfort zone. Living out of passion and living for the dreams that you have for your life is challenging and pressing. You will have to overcome your fears and you will have to leave your comfort zone and take steps that push you beyond your limits. This will take faith, and for faith you are going to have to know who God is and what He has called you to do with your life. Knowing what God has called you to do is a big deal, knowing who you are in God is a big deal. You will have to joinery with Him to learn these things. I am not talking about a quite time, I am talking about really digging in with God and asking Him to tell you who you are. A quite time is nice but wanting to shake up the world will call for something more. You could continue to live the life that you are living or you could discover what it really means to live. That requires you to live beyond your fears. This type of living will require you to please God with faith, faith in Him and the belief that He will show you all you need to know. So you decide there is an incredible life out there just waiting for you to live in it, but you will have to leave your comfort zone. You will have to move where there is danger and discomfort, to only find that once you take the first step there was nothing for you to fear, except staying in the comfort zone.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders