Have you ever been called to do something that makes you super uncomfortable?
I recently felt the Lord tugging at my heart to do something way out of my comfort zone. It involved a small group study of Michelle’s new book Famous in Heaven & at Home. I tried to shrug it off. I tried to ignore it. But the Lord kept at it. I finally gave in. I told the swHw team that it was something that I felt the Lord was calling me to do.
I made a video, promoted the group and asked people to join me – all of which makes me uncomfortable and awkward. But I did it. I obeyed the Lord. And you know what? We’re almost done with the study and there are over 200 people in that ‘small group’. The Lord blessed me tremendously by obeying His call.
Is the Lord asking you do to something that is so far out of your comfort zone that you don’t even know where to start? Let me give you a piece of advice. Obey the Lord.
Obey Him. He will bless you. You may not see or feel it immediately. But I can promise you, He rewards those who obey Him. We see many examples of obedience in the Bible:
Noah: Noah obeyed God when he commanded him to build an ark. And not just any ark; a massive ark. God rewarded Noah and his family by allowing them to be on the ark when the flood came and wiped out everyone else. [Genesis 5]
Abraham: God called Abraham to offer his only son Isaac as a sacrifice. Abraham obeyed and his son was saved. Instead, God provided a ram for Abraham to sacrifice. [Genesis 22]
Joshua: Joshua took over leading the Israelites after Moses sinned and didn’t get to the Promised Land. Joshua led God’s people into the Promised Land. [Joshua 24]
What is the Lord asking you to do? Is it to share the love of Christ to your neighbor? Is it to lead a Bible study? Or maybe He’s asking you to trust him with a new job which means a move for your family. I don’t know what the Lord is calling you to do, but I do know that if you obey him, you will be rewarded. Trust that He will be with you always.