Sometimes it’s really easy to feel content and satisfied with our lives. When we’re in a good, comfortable place there is a part of us that wants to stay there. In the past I’ve thought ‘OK God! This is good. I don’t want to move.. don’t want to stir anything up… let’s just keep things. exactly.. like.. this.’ (He must let out a loving chuckle at that genius plan).
Even when we find ourselves in rough waters and difficult seasons it’s not always easy to push forward, outside of our comfort zone and change the situation.
But God loves to take us beyond our comfort zone. His plan for us is to always be changing, learning, stretching ourselves and growing into the people He wants us to be. God always wants us to go a little bit farther.
‘Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed’ Mark 14:35
God isn’t always asking us to run a mile. He knows that sometimes taking one step forward is just enough. God REJOICES when we’re at our weakest or most comfortable and we manage to go just a little bit farther.
He desires this for us and blesses us when we reach out a little bit farther for him. That little bit farther means a closer, deeper relationship with God. That little bit farther could make a big change in your life. The start of something EXCITING. That little bit farther brings you closer to the plans God has for you.
And with each step forward God promises us rest. Jesus went a little farther, fell to the ground and prayed. His prayer was his rest. God’s presence is our resting place. Where He fills us up, fuels us up, encourages us, inspires us and motivates us to go a little farther the next day.
Let’s not be intimidated by running a marathon! Let’s go a little farther…A little closer to God, a little change, a little deeper in prayer, a little step out of our comfort zone. Then let God fuel us up (He’s better than redbull.. or starbucks.. YES!! even starbucks.).
The comforts of life never last. They aren’t meant to! God wants to shake things up so we can continue to rely on him. We were created to live EXCITING, PURPOSEFUL LIVES!!! The best way to start is by going a little bit farther. ♥