on comfort

|  C O M F O R T  |
a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, with freedom from pain and anxiety


I love comfort.
In fact, if everything could be comfortable for me all the time, I think life would be pretty swell.

But I’m  s l o w l y  learning something:
it’s not until things become uncomfortable that change begins to happen. The more I stay comfortable, the less I change.

This thought has been going through my mind for the past several weeks.
So last week, I attempted to pray that God would make me uncomfortable.

Only I couldn’t get the words out.

Instead, my prayer was:
“Dear God,
I really love to be comfortable. And I really hate being uncomfortable.
I don’t like pain or inconvenience. I’d much rather have good times and laughter.
But I know that you bring change when there’s discomfort.
When life hurts & relationships are frustrating.
When I can’t figure things out.

And so if that’s what it takes, then that’s what I want.”

The point is not to pursue discomfort, but to pursue Christ through everything – comfort and discomfort.

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