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Comfort Zone Quotes - A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there

 “There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.” — Carl Sandburg

The Webster dictionary defines comfort zone as a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress. I don’t know about you but I love feeling comfortable… I mean who doesn’t, really? Although, I probably have slowed by progress waaayyyy down for fear of leaving my comfort zone/s. The main reason people don’t like to leave their comfort zones of people, places, and habits is because it is risky. Risk scares people because it involves possibly losing. Losing? Do we ever really lose though… When we are taking risk, we are actually growing and gaining no matter what the outcome. I believe we actually gain something of value even when it may feel like we lost. Remember, the true riches are not actual riches but eternal treasures. Money, may or may not come with taking risk but something is always gained if we stay pliable. Nothing is ever wasted with the Lord.

“I lost my job over unforeseen circumstances and was devastated but I am not really sure now why I was so devastated. Of course, I needed the income and that scared the hell out of me considering I was the bread winner. How was I going to take care of my family, I thought? Where am I going to go? What am I going to do? ran through my mind on a continuous loop. Fear sank in deep and I felt paralyzed. I was one of the blessed but just didn’t know it at the time. Sometimes, just sometimes God will pull the rug right out from underneath you to get you moving towards that “thing” that makes you come alive. The passion that you know is still there in the depths of your sorrowed soul. ” S.S.

Getting out of our comfort zone whether forced or from our own choosing is often very painful in the beginning, in the middle, and sometimes even towards the end. Doesn’t sound appealing, yet? Our breakthroughs to our BIG dreams come through pain, perseverance, and struggles, not just by chance. Our job is to trust God and that in itself is courageous because we can not see what is around the corner, we have to believe that if God is with us and most importantly for us. It’s a matter of keeping our focus on the unseen not our circumstances. God will change our circumstances if we work in collaboration with him. Breathe through the pain of taking a risk, I am seeing it is worth the risk.

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen our cords, strengthen your stakes- Isaiah 54.

You’ve got it in you, I have it in me…. xo

 

 

 

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