Living Outside Your Comfy Bubble

God Gold of the Day

“So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “ I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘ I am has sent me to you.’ ”

Exodus 3:10-14

 

This chapter Moses and the burning bush has been sitting on me a lot after teaching it Sunday to the kids. This little section where God calls Moses out of being a shepherd in the wilderness for the rest of his life, telling him that he will be a leader for the Israelites to bring them out of slavery in Egypt has so much to take away but my biggest takeaway is how similar Moses responses are to what I’d prob say and do say everyday when God makes it so clear to do something or go a certain direction. Moses’ feels like he’s not the man for the job, he doesn’t have the skills or meet the criteria to be a leader for a job this big, and so often don’t we do the same even if it’s with much much smaller things? It’s easy to make excuses that we’re not good enough or we don’t know what to do cause that’s the truth, we’re not good enough and we’ll never have a clue but there’s one big piece I know I miss a lot. God is with us! It’s okay to be afraid and not feel qualified cause most of the time we’re not but with God by our side, fighting with us and for us we don’t have to be afraid and we don’t have any skills cause He gives us more than enough to conquer whatever He’s put in our path. This was big for me last week, going into some situations where I knew what God wanted me to do and I let my fear and insecurities take control, which led to excuses which ultimately led to me staying in my comfortable little bubble staying away from what God called me to and what he’s capable of. I don’t know how often you do this but when we let ourselves get in the way, we limit the awesome things God has in store for us. God gives us opportunities to step out our comfort bubble so we have to lean on Him and knowing God is with us, that’s where boldness and confidence like we’ve never imagined comes from. Living with God in the lead, keeping ourselves out of the way, opens up an endless space to grow and be strengthened by walking into the uncomfortable. It allows us to see just how limitless God is and how we’re not really living when we start making our bubble so comfy it limits his space to work through us. Moses could’ve stayed in the desert with his sheep living a boring life but God called him to more and without God he would’ve have never led the Israelites out of Egypt but with God the rest of his life was completely and amazingly changed. I don’t know about you but a boring life in the desert sounds pretty crappy. God has called us for more and we’ll never experience the fullness of life that He has for us until we go with God wherever He decides to take us. Don’t be afraid and feel like you’re not enough because with God you have confidence and boldness to live a life where there’s nowhere you can’t go and nothing you can’t do, why? Because God is with you!!!

4 Comments on “Living Outside Your Comfy Bubble

  1. I’ll say boredom in the desert is crappy. 🙂 After two years in this motel room you can feel like crawling the walls sometimes with the bird screaming, dog whining and no privacy. Oh well. These times bring out the ‘self’ even more so we can repent of it. And being inside, having warm food and beds to sleep on is a treat beyond compare so I will take boredom here than survival outside any day. 🙂

    But God does call us forward as we follow Him. Yes there are times of boredom. struggle and hardship. There are also times of deep revelation, worship, fun and laughter. These are part and parcel of a disciple’s walk. As we surrender to Him and let Him lead us He always takes us where we need to be. He is always with us and therein lies the comfort and joy.

    Thank you. Another great post!

    Blessings,
    Homer Les
    http://www.uncompromisingfaith.ca

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    • Once again I can’t say thank you enough for these comments! I love to hear the way you expound so much on these huge lessons God is teaching me in my own life and getting to hear your perspective from your experiences makes those lessons even bigger! There is so much truth in your words and also so much wisdom that I’ll be holding tightly to! Thanks again for you taking the time to reach out and share your heart with me! It really means a lot!
      Also, the bits and pieces you’ve shared of your story have really left me blown away at hearing what you’ve been through! It’s always so encouraging to hear of others walks with Christ and their testimonies, I would love to hear more of yours if that’s something you’re comfortable with sharing? Also, if you want it to be more personal you can always send it to my contact info on my blog page! Thanks again for everything and look forward to hearing from you!

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      • I would love to share. In this journey of life we need all the help and encouragement we can get. 🙂 We certainly aren’t shy in sharing the good news about what Jesus has done through us and for us. My only caveat was that we want to be respectful of you and not give you too much but as much as you would like to know we are open to sharing about. I will send you an email a bit later and we can have a good conversation. Blessings to you!

        Homer Les
        http://www.uncompromisingfaith.ca

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      • Yes we definitely do need all we can get! I appreciate you respecting me but I look forward to hearing from you and excited to hear all the ways Jesus has worked in your life! Thank you!

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