Occasionally we are asked to step outside our comfort zones. My son is going to be married. The upcoming event will require me to shop for a “fancy dress and shoes.”
If you know me, you know that shopping–especially dress and shoe shopping–is about as much fun for me as going to the dentist.
But that isn’t even the most difficult task I face. I have to learn to dance. This is not even close to my comfort zone.
My son and his fiancée are special to me, and I would do anything in the world for them. Yes, shop for a dress and even take dance lessons. I will dance with my son, and I know he will love me no matter how many times I step on his toes.
God has a way of asking us to step (and maybe even dance) outside our comfort zones. God has given us all gifts that we need to tap into. But we need to stretch those comfort zones. Is staying inside your comfort zone keeping you from answering God’s call?
This message is excerpted from “How do you feel when you dance outside your comfort zone?” by Jody Smiley from the August 23, 2018, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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