"Comfort Zone Christianity"

December 17, 2020 | By Chuck

“And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him” (Lk.5:10-11). Those men went from fishing for a living to fishing for lost souls. I feel certain as they left their boats to become fishers of men, they also left their comfort zone. It makes me uncomfortable just to think of quitting my job and starting over. It’s amazing to me that these men didn’t question or argue with Jesus. They simply followed him even though it meant stepping outside of their comfort zone.
We all have a comfort zone, even in our spiritual lives. Your comfort zone may be a certain seat in the auditorium, a specific Bible class or a ministry that you’re involved in. It’s okay and natural to have a comfort zone. But, I do believe the longer we follow Jesus the more we are challenged to step out of our comfort zone. The blessing is every time we step out of our comfort zone for Jesus our faith grows. It may be uncomfortable but it takes a deep and strong faith to step outside of your comfort zone to serve.
When we stay in our comfort zone and never move, we don’t grow spiritually. “Comfort Zone Christianity” is more about us than it is about Jesus. We show a lack of faith when we refuse to leave the comforts of our comfort zone. We need to focus on following Jesus like the early disciples did, even if He leads us outside our comfort zone.