It was 46 degrees and rainy and the wind blew the rain in my face as I walked.

I hate cold.

I don’t just hate it, I will avoid it at all costs if possible. An idea temperature is 80.  The sun shining. If there’s water nearby, that’s even better.

But to get to where I needed to be, I had to brave the cold windy rain.

How many times have you and I felt that same way when God asks us to climb out of our comfort zone to see or experience or become something new?

Sorry, Lord, I’m truly comfortable right where I am. I like the view from here. I like how I feel snug and warm.

I know what to do in this place, but out there. . . ? Not so much.

Growing. Healing. Becoming. All of that requires getting out of our comfort zone. And at first it might feel completely the opposite of what we hoped, but there’s a reason for the journey.

To live free: Climb out of your comfort zone

Today: Take one step out of that comfort zone toward God’s leading. It’s not about whether you succeed or not, but the fact that you did it. You were brave enough to hear His voice and respond!

Scripture: Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” Exodus 4:11-12

In what ways is God leading you out of your comfort zone? What is one step you can take today?