What the Bible says about Shazzy Health's Inspirational Group leaving our consolation zone
If you asked me, "Where's my favorite place?" I would be tempted to say, "My comfort zone." Although it is not a physical place in itself, it is a very real place. A place I like to be. A place where God keeps pushing me and pulling me out sometimes. It's the only place He can't use me. My favorite times are when I am asked to speak or teach to a crowd.
When I think about it, I remember Moses when he fled from Pharaoh and went to Midian. Exodus 2:21 tells us that Moses was happy to live there. This is exactly how I feel when I am in my comfort zone: satisfied to live there. God understands why we like to stay there, we feel comfortable and safe here. But he wants us to have true comfort and security that can only be found in him.
Let's look at what the Bible says about leaving our comfort zone: God gave us the account of Moses as an example. Moses now lives comfortably in Midian, safe from Pharaoh's anger. One day when he looks after his father-in-law's herd, he sees fire in a bush, but the bush does not burn. As he moves toward it, God speaks to him from his midst. God has a job for Moses that will pull him out of his comfort zone.
God tells Moses that he wants him to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt. Moses answers the same way we often do by looking at himself and asking the question, "Who am I to do this?" So often when God calls us to do something, we look at ourselves and see our shortcomings. But God wants us to look at him to achieve his frugality. He answers Moses: "I will surely be with you ”. God promises us how he did Moses. He will be with us, we will not go alone. Isaiah 41:10 says, "Don't be afraid because I'm with you. Do not be discouraged because I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. "
Moses' next question was, "Who should I say sent me?" What name do I give them? God replied by giving him the name to use. In Exodus 4:14, he said, “I am what I am! Tell them I sent you. He goes further by telling him to tell them that the God of their fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob sent him. God gave us his name as a place of security. Proverbs 18:10 tell us: The name of the LORD is a strong tower. The righteous runs in and is safe. We represent Almighty God.
Moses' last attempt was to tell God that he could not speak well enough. So often as I was preparing to deliver a message, teach a lesson, or give a presentation, I felt anxious and wanted to resign. Every time I found certainty in God's Word and His frugality. God told Moses in Exodus 4:12 to go and he would be with his mouth and teach him what to say.
Every reason Moses gave why he shouldn't go was because of fear. Like Moses, our reasons for retreating to our comfort zones are fear-based. God gave us Moses and many others in the Bible as examples of how we can step out of our comfort zone into faith. It tells us to step forward in the belief that the Eternal God is with us and will be our help and strength.
Andretta Bond is a Shazzy Fitness guest blogger, mAster trainers, fitness trainers and personal trainers on a mission – to accomplish the big job by showing that true fitness is triple: mind, soul and body.