March 19, 2012

i'm stepping out of my comfort zone

right now i'm sitting up in the loft at the desk, in front of the window, writing the post that has been in process for a long time.

lately, i've really been encouraged to "be myself". i don't want to do what everyone else is doing just cause everyone else is doing it. i want to be different, to be creative, to stop copycatting other bloggers/photographers, to be myself. i don't want peer pressure to be holding me back from doing the things God has called me to do.
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i have found out(by watching and reading) that in order to serve God and be the person He wants me to be(and not the person the world wants me to be), that i will have to stand out.

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so many times i find myself being held back from being the person God wants me to be because i don't want to stand out. i want to just fit in and not be noticed. in my heart, i don't want to step out of my "comfort zone". but God is asking me to step out of my comfort zone, to stand out, to be different.

and when i think about that, it seems like it will be really hard. i mean really hard. it scares me, like allot. but then i remember that God is always there for me no matter what happens.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."- Deuteronomy 31:6

God is calling each and everyone of us, as Christians, to spread the gospel.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." -Matthew 28:19-20
and in order to do that, it means that i will have to be different. and as i said before that scares me. because it might meant that i have to witness without my friends, that i will have to step out of my comfort zone, that i will have to stand out.

but, i will have God. and that, to me, means a whole lot. now, you might be thinking that i'm crazy for being willing to maybe give up friends, comforts and other things for God. but you know what?

so, i'm going to tell people about the wonderful things Christ did for me and you, i'm going to step out of my comfort zone and stand out so i can reach more lost souls for Christ, and i'm going to encourage you to do the same. are you willing to take up the challenge and share Christ with un-believers, even if it means standing out? are you willing to if it means possibly losing some friends? are you willing to even if it means stepping outside of your comfort zone?

are you really willing to? cause if you are then you will not be alone. you have Christ as your friend and father. and we can share His gospel together.
New challenge page here.
The Challenge:

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.- Mark 16:15

This verse pretty much explains itself. In it, Jesus is telling the disciples to go and proclaim the gospel to all the world. We need to do the same. That is my challenge to you, "to proclaim the gospel to all the world". "How might I reach all the world?" you might say. Through the internet, your blog, e-mail, facebook, there are lots of ways. Start witnessing in your town and use your blog to share the gospel too. Here are some tips:
  • Use the resources available to you. E-mail people, post on your blog, there are tons of resources that you have access to. Use them to spread the gospel!
  • Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. God is always with you and is there for you all the time.
  • Be willing to stand out, possibly lose friends, and step out of your comfort zone. 
  • Encourage your friends to do The Challenge. Witness with them or, if you have un-saved friends, to them!
  • And finally:
Source: via Emilie on Pinterest

here are some buttons for you if you accept the challenge:

I'm stepping out of my comfort zone. Will you?
I accepted The Challenge. Have you?
are you ready and willing to accept the challenge? remember this:

"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."-Philippians 4:13


  1. Yep, I am with you on this one.. This is something that EVERY Christian needs to do.. and it took me a while to figure it out;)

  2. Awesome post! I'm glad my post inspired you to do this. God will always be on our side.


  3. Love it!! I'll be adding a button soon... =)

  4. I'm on, Emilie! I will post about this topic soon. I will of course give you credit too. :)


  5. Good for you, we should all do this I think...


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