Embrace the Journey Ahead-Get Out of Your Comfort
Embrace the Journey Ahead-Get Out of Your Comfort

Embrace the Journey Ahead-Get Out of Your Comfort

Genesis 19:16-17
¹⁶And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. ¹⁷And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

Lot and his family linger to move out when God intends to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah but the Angels take them and help them to move out.
Have you ever found yourself in a state of comfort, never wanting to leave a familiar place, person, or thing? Despite this, there are moments when it is necessary to step outside of our comfort zone. If a man remains within the confines of his father’s home, he may never grow, evolve, or fully embrace the splendour of life. While stepping beyond our comfort zones can be challenging, it is often the catalyst for tremendous personal growth and blessings.

Genesis 12:1-2
¹Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: ²And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

This is God telling Abraham to leave his home area, a place where he grew up, a place of comfort where family dwells and companions rich and familiar grounds known, yet he had to leave. Was it not obvious? Didn’t God see it? Couldn’t He notice the comfort of Home and friendships left? It does not feel good leaving home abruptly, leave our comfort behind nevertheless we either are held back by our decisions or break forth therein.

Deuteronomy 30:19
¹⁹I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

The life you choose is driven by your choices, there is nothing like being held back, every day is a day to live by our choices, so when you choose life in Christ, come to the knowledge that He brings you from inadequacy to abundance, though the path ahead may seem unknown like Abraham going to an un known place. Above all He says, “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Do not let your comfort rob you of that life, get out of your comfort zone and let Him lead you to eternity as it has no end.
You either choose the comfort of Life or heed to God’s voice, embrace the seemingly unfamiliar, or drown in your own indecisions. The reason why Lot and family lingered is that they were indecisive; choose to be decisive in this Life when it comes to God’s call especially.

Luke 9:62
⁶²And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Lot’s wife was held back by the comfort that she was leaving behind and her life ended by becoming a pillar of salt as an example to us. What is ahead of you is far greater than what you have left behind except for the prodigal son case.
Samson was caught by His comfort in Delilah and his comfort became a downfall for Him until he remembered the source of His real strength (Judges 16:10ff). Jesus said, “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

There is a journey that awaits every child of God that has taken the step of faith to move in what seemingly seems to be unknown yet known. In Christ, we move, live, and have our being. He leads the way and makes the way, let go of every hindrance to your journey. The rich man failed to gain access to eternity because he looked back at His wealth and could not let it go when Jesus asked him to sell it all and give to the poor, instead he went away sorrowful (Mathew:19:16-22). Perhaps the journey ahead is far greater than what seemingly is because we are in Him who gives the life and is the life.

Mathew 19:27-29
²⁷Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? ²⁸And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. ²⁹And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Abraham broke forth much more abundantly, blessed with all things when he obeyed God. Certain things have to be detached from us in our new salvation journey just like when Abraham let Lot go his way; we notice a breakthrough for him.

Prophetic Utterance:

He leads me in places unknown and makes uneven places plain, in Him I walk the walk, He leads me making certain my path. I detach from anything that hinders my spiritual journey, I embrace His abundance because in Him, I have life in its fullness.

Guiding Text:

Proverbs 4:13
¹³Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

Genesis 13:14-15
¹³And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: ¹⁵For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.

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