Growing up, my absolute favourite TV show was The Big Comfy Couch. I loved how she somehow kept all her things inside this couch. But most activities were done on this couch and it prevented her from ‘growing’ up. She also was limited in doing other things, because she needed to always return to her comfy couch.
The same way, when we get comfortable, it will be difficult to truly grow in our walk with God. God can’t speak to us or move in our life when we are stagnant.
So ladies, the question is, are you comfortable today?
If you answered yes, I’m afraid it’s time to get uncomfortable. As believers, we often get too comfy in our walk with God. We focus on His ability to quickly forgive us, grant us grace, and bless us…but we fail to recognize the importance of a (daily) growing relationship with Him. The truth is, we cannot grow in our walk with Him if we are comfortable.
Are you maturing in your faith, that you can receive solid foods or do you still need milk? (Hebrews 5:12-14) Sometimes, because we’re afraid to fail, we avoid opportunities that may result in failing. But ladies, if we don’t try, we’ve become stagnant. It’s not easy to grow; in fact it gets uncomfortable. But God is there to direct and guide us, and most of all, give us strength (Philippians 4:13).
How do you know you’re getting comfortable?
If you’re losing your compassionate edge, you’re getting comfortable. God wants us to be kind and forgiving at all times (Ephesians 4:32). Yet sometimes we make excuses from keeping this as a daily priority, or we make exceptions to this “rule”. Remember, loving unconditionally can only be possible with God’s help.
Are you responding to others according to what they’ve done or how they’ve treated you?
Jesus was very clear. If we’re good to those who love us, but hate/dislike those who do us wrong, we’re no better than those who don’t know the Lord.
We may also start becoming complacent and allow the wrong relationships to be active in our lives. The Word of God is clear. Bad company will corrupt us! (1 Corinthians 15:33) In fact, the right relationships won’t distract you from God. It will bring you closer! A lot of the time we may allow worldly influences to conform us and dictate what we do (Romans 12:2). Our service to God means nothing when it isn’t done wholeheartedly. Are you serving God with all your heart? Has it become a routine or are you allowing the Lord to daily move in your life and ministries? God is looking for a servant heart (Matthew 24:46).
Lastly, you’ll really know you’re comfortable if you’ve lost your passion. Are you passionately serving the Lord and sharing God’s love with others? Don’t let the fire run out. Let’s be zealous for the Lord and in all our work we do for Him (Colossians 3:23).
If we were to put God first in every area of our life, breakthroughs will happen and most of all, God would be able to use us to our full potential.
I pray for all of us to receive a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit. He is ready to anoint you with fresh oil (Psalm 92:10). So I encourage you to get off your comfy couch and allow God to work in your life.