Just what is a comfort zone? It’s where you normally operate and what you’re used to. It doesn’t mean it’s the right place to be or even the truth. You might have been doing the wrong thing for years and years and it feels comfortable because that’s the way you’ve always done it. But how’s it working for you? Are you getting your desired results? Or are you still struggling?
As you know, God has placed people in the Church – at large – to lead and guide the sheep. But in addition to that, each individual person has a part to play as a member of the body of Christ. We’re all “teachers” by our lifestyle and what we believe. But, here’s where the problem lies: is the life we live teaching the truth or is it teaching man-made traditions that actually bind people instead for setting them free?
Are we so set in our ways that when the truth confronts us, we turn a deaf ear because it would necessitate change? And we know how most of us feel about change!
When someone disagrees with your traditions – the way you’ve always believed – what do you do? Do you check it out or just keep believing the wrong thing because that’s your comfort zone and you’ve always believed it that way even though it’s contrary to God’s Word? This can be life-threatening because the Word of God is medicine to all your flesh and it’s life-giving.
My point is that if you’re not willing to leave your comfort zone and even check out something that contradicts your way of thinking, how on earth are you ever going to know the difference between what’s true and what’s a lie? That’s one of the tricks of the devil – to keep people ignorant of God’s Word.
Hosea 4:6a (KJV) 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge
(This is a lack of knowledge of God’s Word.)
Proverbs 4:20-22 (AMP) 20 My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.
Don’t be pig-headed! We don’t know everything and we’ll never know everything this side of Heaven. So let’s keep studying God’s Word and let the Holy Spirit teach us so that we can truly live a life worth living!
Ephesians 6:11 (AMP)
11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.