“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that, by testing, you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12: 2 (ESV)
If God has been stretching your limits, taking you to new horizons and entrusting you with more than ever before, chances are you are becoming a bit unsettled and longing for the good old days. God is always on the move, and that means He is always re-arranging things in our lives so that our perspective is being keenly enhanced and our abilities to be used by Him are increasing. We can’t possibly stand still and see that kind of change…we must be a people on the move with God. If you have decided that you’re not comfortable with what God is doing-------GOOD!
We Are Not Called To Be a Comfortable People
God never called us to find our gifting’s, our purpose and His plan for our lives, only for us to remain dormant, complacent and comfortable behind the four walls of our homes or churches. If you are becoming uncomfortable at the challenges God has placed in front of you, you are in good company! Moses certainly wasn’t comfortable about going back to Egypt to demand that Pharaoh let God’s people go, and Abraham wasn’t comfortable waiting several seasons for the fruition of his son to come on the scene, nor was He comfortable in taking Isaac up to the altar of sacrifice and giving up the one thing that God had promised him for decades. Joshua could not possibly had been comfortable going into a strange land to fight and to conquer the Philistine nation. David could not have been comfortable as a young lad daring to take Goliath down. Indeed, we are not
called as Christians to be a comfortable people, but on the contrary, we are called to become a peculiar breed.
Peculiar People Don’t Blend Into Society
Maybe God has called you to be more vocal about your faith or to be a forerunner against the establishments that desire to strip us from morality in this nation. I am so glad that Hobby Lobby founder, David Green, is fighting for his rights as a believer not to be forced to impose certain healthcare criteria upon his employees that goes against his faith and the faith of our forefathers. People may look at Mr. Green like he is out of his mind to think that he can take on such a tasks as to represent religious freedom, and others would indeed agree that he is a bit peculiar.
I say that unless we as believers start standing our ground, becoming peculiar in our businesses, our homes, our land, we will be run over by the common minority. We have had no better time than the present to live up to that charge given in 1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation,a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;”
So in closing, if you are blending in, trying to remain comfortable in your convictions, and refusing to move forward in what God has called you and all of His children to do, you are missing the prize given to those who run the race of faith and run it well! Step up and step out of your comfort zone saints. Now is no time to withdrawal or retreat to our safe havens of conformity when it comes to the things of this world.
Additional References: Matt. 5:13, Matt. 28:19, Romans 1:6
by Jane Morin
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Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!