What does it mean to be comfortable to you?
Comfort is a warm fuzzy blanket, a book in my hand, a warm mug of coffee or tea, and a quiet house.
Of course, those cherished moments are just that, cherished moments. To be comfortable in the day to day existence…What does that look like?
I told a friend once that I don’t think God wants us to be comfortable for too long. During that particular time in my life, I had just left a long-time job to try something new. This “new” was different and very uncomfortable.
I believe it is during these challenging periods of life that we experience the most growth. I realized that even when my job was hard, I could find something to be grateful for. Believe me, I’m definitely not trying to sugar coat anything or be “Pollyanna” about this…Some days finding something good in a difficult day was, well, hard.
Some days may be like a typical dinner conversation with our son…
Me: “Jay-R, how was school? What was the best thing that happened today?”
My son, with a smile on his face as he gets ready to take a bite of food, “It ended.”
Maybe some days, you are grateful to have just made it through yet another day.
My prayer into work has become a prayer of “God I have no idea what I might face today, but I say yes to whatever comes my way because I know You will be right there with me.”
Greater trust. Overcoming anxiety one moment at a time. Glimpses into what really matters to me in my life. All lessons in the uncomfortable.
Yesterday morning I read this in my In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley…“We must accept that God’s priority for us is transformation into Christ’s image and not necessarily comfortable circumstances.”
Paul shares in Philippines 4:11…
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
Times of plenty, times of less. Times of sickness, times of health. Times of comfortable, times of uncomfortable.
Finding comfort in the uncomfortable….Perhaps this is on my mind so much as I reflect on the message of Easter. Christ endured the greatest “uncomfortable” for me, for you, for us. He was ostracized, ridiculed, beaten, mocked, and hung to die a pain staking death. Why? So that we can live a life full of His grace, His love, His mercy, His peace, and His hope.
Is comfort possible in the uncomfortable?
I think it is when our hearts are open to what He is wanting to whisper into our souls.
My friend, all things are possible through Him.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
How about you…Where has God spoken to you in the uncomfortable?