Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Physical and Spiritual Stretching

For almost five years that I live a life that was almost a daily routine. I had the same activities day after day. The kind of work I had was not really challenging. It was the kind that I do the same scope of work over and over again. Though I have friends but I don't go out to be with them. I was renting a room that I considered as my comfort zone than anywhere else. (I have a friend in the same house, so, for me that was enough.) I rather stay home and relax or read a book. I felt very contented with my situation and just being all by myself.
So, when I met my boyfriend and have to move here in the USA to be with him, for me that was some kind of a stretching outside my comfort zone. Along with that is the thought that I may get bored, discomforted, get sick or may want to go back from where I came from. I also have to learned to share my time, to do things even if I don't feel like doing so, and to plan for the future, too.
While I am having a physical stretch out, I am also having a spiritual stretch out. When I boldly step out of faith and obedience to God, it was such a painful stretch, but it later leads to better me. It strengthen me. I found my usefulness in here with my husband and above all, I found what God wants me to do in my life. Our adequacy and our sufficiency is found in God.
Abraham was the perfect example when it comes to stepping out of the comfort zone. This is the bible verse that really gives comfort to me all the days of my life. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28 NIV)


3 Bay B Chicks said...

Such an amazing analogy, Grace. Stretching beyond our comfort zone is never, ever easy, but sometimes it really is for the best. You never know what wonderful adventures await you just around the corner.

Great post and reminder to us all. Thanks!


Denise said...

Great post,.