Thinking of how to grow your faith in Christ, I came upon a question. Is it possible to have unyielding faith outside of our comfort zones? Sharing your faith without fear is becoming harder and harder to do in this fallen place we call the world. Everywhere is a comfort zone when you have no fear. We’ve been striving for comfort in one way or another since the fall of man. There’s nothing wrong with comfort, but to fashion a comfort zone around you will eventually turn into your new prison as you guard and keep watch to maintain it’s walls. Spiritually, this is no way to grow your faith. Christ did not live this way and neither should we.
No Fear to Break Out
Look at a toddler who is bound to a crib. Inside the confines of the crib, the child is perfectly safe. They’ll at times do anything to get out of it, even if it means falling headlong to the floor. They don’t yet have a concept of pain or danger, therefore have no reason to fear. All they know is they want to explore outside of their pen.
A man’s comfort zone stops where fear starts. Fear starts where faith stops. When you step beyond that boundary in a habitual manner, your faith is stretched as is your comfort zone. This is an unconditional process that can lead toward righteousness or can lead further down the road that leads to death. You can have more faith and less fear concerning matters of the Kingdom of God, or you can build your faith toward bigger and stronger sin.
When you stop stretching out your comfort zone, over time it starts to close in on you. Whatever process that you need to go through in the beginning must be redone in order to re-expand the boundaries of your faith.
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