Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Life begins

 

This statement sure has my name allllll over it! I’m quoting Neale Donald Walsh from www.livelifehappy.com

I’m going to level with you, I’m in a rut right now, well, actually, I’ve been in a rut for a while. I’m working to tunnel my way out. I’ve sank so deep into my “comfort zone” that now, when I set out to learn or try most anything new, my immediate reaction is fear mixed with a sprinkle of panic. “What if I fail? What if I look stupid? What if, What if, What if…” And yet, I’m yearning for change. To have more, give more, be more.

I’m sure I’m not the only mom out there who has put herself on the back burner. It’s easy to do, isn’t it? There are certain seasons of life where our days are about care giving. At times it can feel more like surviving and less like thriving. When our daughters were all young it was a different season of life. Clint was riding a lot and on the road showing and selling horses. My days were packed with changing diapers, nap schedules, laundry, playing Candy Land and blowing bubbles outside. Rewarding? Absolutely. There just wasn’t much room for me to do something on my own.

But, that was only a season. We must be careful not to get stuck in a rut based on a season of our life. Seasons end. Seasons change. The funny thing about those seasons is that while we’re in them, we may be dreaming of a time when we have a little more freedom. More time to do those things we want to do, explore that new venture, take that next step. However, our “rut” can many times end up being our comfort zone that can feel tough to break free from.

My girls are older now. Yes, we home school and that is its own season of life, but my days are different now. I can take (or make) some time for myself. But, what I’ve found, is that after being on the sidelines for so long, it takes more courage, more will, and frankly, a swift kick in the pants to get going on my dreams. The dreams that God has been whispering to me; planting and cultivating in my heart.

This blog is one of those dreams.

Revelation 3:15 says this, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!” Ugha,Ugha. I absolutely do not want to live my life lukewarm! I want to know that I’ve used the gifts God gave me while I’m on this earth. I want my daughters to learn to take risks, to embrace life’s adventures, and to go for it! I have to ask myself what kind of example am I setting for them? What are they learning from me?

Here’s to living life out of our comfort zone. Because let’s be honest, friends, that’s where life gets exciting and where true abundance is waiting for us. We’ve all heard that if you want the fruit, you have to go out on the limb. Sometimes, that limb can seem a bit flimsy and shaky and scary. Sometimes you have to exercise some serious faith to shimmy out on that limb. But, oh, the rewards for having faith!

Here’s to seeing you out on the limb!

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2 Responses to “Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

  • I needed this today. Thank you. 🙂

    • Ashley Weaver
      2 years ago

      Hi Mary,
      I needed it on the day I posted it too! (Actually, I could stand to re-read it about three times a week! 🙂

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