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Getting Out Of The Comfort Zone – We Don’t Like It

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Yesterday’s post was about going for it (whatever your ‘it’ may be)  and not waiting for someday.  One of the hardest things about doing that, as we all know, is that it most likely will put us outside of our comfort zone.

Our comfort zone is a pretty darn secure place.  We know what to expect and when to expect it.  The zone can include certain people, routine, our behavior and lifestyle.

It’s cozy and warm – like a security blanket.

I watched this video at 5:30am this morning and laughed so loudly I thought I’d wake the kids up.

Wasn’t that funny?!  And so true.

Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone Requires Change


That’s something many of us don’t like either.  Even if the same old, same old, is destructive to us or keeps us from growing, we still cling to it because it’s what we know.

We tend to be like most other creatures on the planet – we want to conserve energy, move the least as possible; do the least as possible.  Sort of like lions lying the day away under a shade tree out on the savanna.

Our comfort zone is like that shade tree.  It’s cool and breezy, an escape from the heat.

Getting out of comfort zones helps us to grow and that is God’s will for us.  If we never stretch and grow out of that zone, we become stagnant and well… just plain boring.

Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”  We might plan to spend all day under that savanna shade tree, but the Lord wants to direct us his way.

BTW – thanks for reading and coming by!

Yolanda DeLoach (@YolandaDeLoach) is a member of Wesley UMC and through her writing, tries to remind herself to keep life lightVisit Yolanda at her site – come on over!


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