I like being comfortable. I don't like feeling sore, feeling out of place. The more comfortable I get with the status quo, with maintaining where I am, the more I am not convinced that being comfortable is a Christian value. The more I read and pray, the more I see God bringing people to and through uncomfortable circumstances. I see him putting people in places where they have to rely on him to succeed. But even the Israelites, who endured years of slavery considered returning to Egypt in light of the discomfort and challenges of having to rely upon God's provision. How is it that we desire to return to places that hold nothing for us. Why are we unwilling to lean upon God's provision, to trust that he will carry us through even the most difficult circumstances? We will often choose what we already know over the better things that God has for us because it is more comfortable. It asks less of us, it requires less effort. I'm getting more uncomfortable with being comfortable.
Let's get uncomfortable and discover what God has in store for us!
"But whatever things were gain to me, these things I have counted as loss because of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them mere rubbish, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; if somehow I may attain to the resurrection from the dead."
Philippians 3: 7-11.