The Invitation: I like to be comfortable. I like to know what I’m doing, feel confident in my abilities, and have a clear sense of direction moving forward. When I wander too far off the comfort path, I am tempted to turn back to what is familiar. I’ll stop pursuing the dream or possibility—the very thing my heart desires—because uncertainty and the unknown make me nervous.
My heart’s desires often reside in the unknown, and wandering into that territory requires trust. New circumstances, challenges, and opportunities will require me to listen to the Holy Spirit and follow His leading. I know the Lord leads me to freedom—healthier relationships, living more like Jesus lived, and no fear. But my self-talk promotes comfort and can be quite persuasive.
Thankfully, the voice of Freedom is not swayed and continues to challenge me to believe and act on scriptures that bring liberty. Staying comfortable has a great cost. Will I choose freedom even though I won’t always be comfortable? Yes.
At last we have freedom, for Christ has set us free!
We must always cherish this truth and firmly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.
–Galatians 5:1 (TPT)
Give it a try: Lord, I desire freedom over comfort. I want to cherish the truth ,and I refuse to go back into the bondage of the past. Lead me into places that require me to trust in Your goodness and kindness. I’m willing to leave me comfort zone.
Is there a place in my life where I am choosing comfort over freedom—over how You’re calling me to live?
What is it costing me?
Show me, from Your perspective, what freedom looks like in this place.
(Respond to the Lord. Will you come into agreement with Him? Will you give it a try?)