Are we living God’s will? Have we done things for Him and in the way that He asks of us? We need to talk about the comfort zone.
I have realized that we need to get up. It’s time to act, we can’t stand still!
Are you going to stay still?
The comfort zone
Unfortunately, it is extremely common to see Christians in the comfort zone. I say this because I am often one of them. Several times I chose to stay chill, calm, instead of obeying the voice of God.
How many times have I chosen to stop talking about Jesus’ love to a friend or a stranger?! Or how many times have I not helped a homeless person out of shame?! And how many times have I spent several days without reading the Bible and praying out of laziness or “because I am tired” ?! Unfortunately, several times.
I was watching a pastor’s live on Instagram and he made a very interesting comparison: in ancient times, people who read the Bible and prayed every day, were doing nothing but their obligation. However, for the current generation, if a person has the habit of reading the Bible and praying daily, he is considered super spiritual and differentiated. Unfortunately our eyes have stopped shining for the essentials.
However, at the same time, we all know that this is not the right way to live our life. This is not what Christ wants from us, quite the contrary. Christ wants us to rise up against procrastination and against the enemy’s temptations. He wants us to position ourselves in front of a world that is increasingly moving away from God’s will. Jesus wants us to have a relationship and a daily, unremitting search for Him.
What does the Bible say?
“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.””Matthew 9: 37-38
In this passage, Christ clearly shows us that there are few people to do the work, which already shows us that we must get up and say: Here I am. We could often think, “Ah, but Jesus just said to pray and not to act!” It is exactly this type of attitude that demonstrates our lack of commitment to our life with God.
In Isaiah chapter 6, the prophet saw a vision of the Lord sitting on a throne and of angels who declared that He is Holy. Upon seeing this he felt unworthy, sinful, with unclean lips. Then the Lord removes the prophet’s guilt and forgives him. Isaiah so touched by the grace of God to cleanse him, voluntarily commits himself to the ministry of being a messenger to the people.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”Isaiah 6:8
We have received this same grace. We have been forgiven and purified as well. If we deeply understand God’s grace on us, it will result in us saying “here I am”, just like the prophet.
What we need to understand is that we have an individual responsibility in our Christian walk. No one will seek Jesus for us. Each of us has our responsibility: to serve, to evangelize, to pray, to read the Bible, etc.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God “2 Timothy 1: 7-8
The Holy Spirit takes us to a place of constraint and boldness. However, when we receive this boldness, we need to use it, because if we do not use it, souls will not be reached and lives will not be transformed. Whether it’s other people’s lives or ours.
We need to stop conforming to our carnal attitudes and start to act in the way that the Holy Spirit guides our hearts.
Grace and peace.