“Accomplishing anything significant for God, yourself, or your family, requires leaving your comfort zone.” We’ve all heard statements similar to that. It is easy to say, but a lot harder to do.
That’s because leaving the comfort zone requires setting a goal to do so. And whenever we set a goal there is always the possibility that we might not reach that goal. Setting a goal and not reaching it is known as “Failure.” And since no one wants to fail, we often avoid the possibility of failure by staying in the comfort zone with no goals.
What we don’t realize is that by staying there, we don’t avoid the possibility of failure. Rather, we insure the certainty of failure. As Christians, we need to understand we “fail” to the extent we do not experience God’s best for our lives. Failure comes from accepting the status quo. A goal has been defined as “A planned conflict with the status quo.”
That’s why purposing to leave the comfort zone, through God-directed goal setting, will redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.