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Comfort Zones
May 14, 2017

Whenever we come against something we've never had to face before, we tell ourselves that it's time to be brave and “step out of our comfort zones”. How many times have we heard that phrase when it comes to witnessing to lost souls? Somehow, spreading the Gospel has become something that is not within our idea of comfortable. But how can we ever expect to win our communities with a timid spirit?

Think of it this way: If someone tried to sell you something and they seemed hesitant while talking about it, you wouldn't really be interested. You would assume that they didn't really know what they were talking about, and that what they were selling to you couldn't be worth much.

When we talk to others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we're not selling anything to them. Instead, we are trying to give them the greatest gift that could ever be given. What a privilege that is! But with that privilege comes a great responsibility. It is our responsibility to thoroughly know the Word of God so that when we present this gift of salvation to the lost, they can see just how valuable of a gift it is. They can know that it’s real, wonderful, and full of life. And they know this because it was given with confidence and passion.

We have to stop thinking of talking about Jesus to others as "stepping out of our comfort zone". In all reality, the absence of soul-winning should be out of our comfort zone! Jesus fervently taught the truth to everyone and anyone who would listen. And if we are supposed to be striving to be like Jesus, shouldn't we be doing the same?

But be encouraged! God does not expect you to take on this great task alone. In Matthew 28, Jesus says, “Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” And in Luke chapter 12, He says “do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” God is ALWAYS with you, and He will guide us when we work for His kingdom.

Pray: “Help me to truly know You and Your Word so that I may be the best witness that I can be. In the times that I feel insecure or inadequate to share my faith, remind me the You are right there with me, guiding my every word. Renew my burden for the lost and strengthen my boldness so that I can be a part of a great revival in my community.”