Called to Be Uncomfortable!

In 2 Timothy 3:11&12, Paul says “You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured.  You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra but the Lord rescued me from all of it.  Yes, and everyone who wants to live godly lives will suffer persecution.”

If we did a survey and asked all the believers in world if they loved suffering and persecution many would probably say no.  If we asked those same believers if they wanted to live godly lives, they probably would say yes.  But according to this passage, living godly means suffering persecution; and suffering and persecution can be VERY, VERY, VERY uncomfortable.  The question that we should all ask ourselves, is do we want to please God, or be comfortable?

As human beings, we never want to get out of our comfort zones; but if you are a believer in Christ you have been called to be uncomfortable.  You weren’t called by God to be safe, and the life that Jesus lived was not safe. 

If you are depressed, idle, not knowing where God is leading you, and not seeing provision in your lives; it might be because you are living a comfortable, safe, non-controversial life.  You are living a life where you are not being stretched or challenged.  You might be a person that doesn’t want to attend church because you have been hurt, and feel like you need to be healed; or maybe because it’s more comfortable to deal with problems on your own, and to not let anyone in your life.

As a church let us step out in faith, by getting out of our comfort zones/boats and allowing God to lead us to walk on water. We are all called to be WATER WALKERS! CALLED TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE! AND LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN!

 

Pastor Marcus


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