A few months back my son came bouncing down the stairs in pj’s that I bet you were two inches too short. I asked him where his new pj’s were that I had just bought him. He replied he didn’t remember having new ones.
So off we went to check out his closet. Sure enough, there were the new pj’s tucked back in the dark closet.
But, he stayed with what he could see, and what was comfortable, and kept the old ones on.
So many times, we tend to do the same thing with life.
We stay with what we can see.
We stay with what is comfortable.
When God is telling us He has something new for us.
Maybe it’s a calling, a career change, or even some character building within us.
Can I just tell you it is hard when we try something new?
There’s a fear factor that immediately sneaks its way into our thoughts. That trepidation, that intimidation of stepping out of our comfort zone to try something new.
We want to stay with what we know.
We want to stay with what we can see.
We want to stay with what is comfortable.
We may be sabotaging our success before we even begin when we do this.
We let that fear take place in our heart.
The only problem with this is God is always in the business of doing something new. He tells us, “...anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Cor 5:17) Can you even imagine if by faith we stepped into all the new things God wants to do in our life?
I encourage you to sit comfortably with that thought this week.