As I sat reading a devotional today, something occurred to me. Not everything that has been presented to me in the past 6 months was designed as an evil plot of destruction but was more of putting me in a comfortable position of complacency.
What do mean?
When I was laid off from my corporate position earlier this year, I was relieved that I no longer had to spend two hours commuting back and forth each day to the office. I was happy that I would no longer be silenced by individuals who were more concerned about their own success, without any regard for others. I was finally going to be in a position to become the businesswoman I wanted to be. But something happened.
In the first few months, I got too comfortable.
Things were great! No more set schedule of work. No more stress from dealing with others. No more downplaying my abilities or my knowledge. There was a certain level of peace. I was in control of my destiny. I was comfortable with this change. I was complacent.
Under most circumstances, this may not have been a terrible thing, except I am the sole person financially responsible for my household. In other words, I need to have an income at all times. Sound familiar? So, I start to work and plan how to make this happen, only to have my anxiety and depression start to rear their ugly heads. So much so to the point that I got stuck doing a lot of nothing.
When we are unexpectedly put on adifferent path, perhaps it is God telling us to step out of the comfort zone and into the supernatural. Perhaps we are being called to step out on the water, while the waves are crashing about causing unrest. Just like Peter, the idea can be frightening, but so worth the chance. When you take a chance on being uncomfortable, you open yourself up to something new that can bring comfort and peace throughout your life.
I can honestly say that there will...
there will be setbacks,
there will be naysayers,
there will be times of discomfort.
Yet, I encourage you to leap into the supernatural and walk into something new.
28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. (Matthew 14:28-29, KJV)