“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
Welcome to another Motivational Monday Moment!
How often have you refused to step into new opportunities because you feared the unknown? Staying within a self-imposed comfort zone is how many of us choose to live our lives. We know what to expect, we know where the borders lie, and we are aware of potential dangers.
It's easy when we understand what's expected of us, and what our limitations are in a situation to remain comfortable in that space. Thinking of moving beyond the boundaries can stir up fear, turmoil, confusion, and anxiety over the unknown.
Yet, there is so much in the world that is waiting to be discovered. Not only are there unknown variables that have been untapped, but there is so much growth within you waiting to be revealed. Those oceans waiting to be discovered are the depths of growth within you. You cannot go to deeper levels, expand your boundaries, increase your knowledge and understanding until you move beyond the self-imposed comfort zone you have created.
You have to have faith in the Lord and belief in yourself to find the courage to step into the unknown. Lately, I have been facing some new changes that are coming my way. While, I am excited about them every now and then fear and doubt creeps in. I have to recall that those feelings are not from the Lord, but from the enemy.
A Scripture I have been meditating on is: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Each time I think of that Scripture the doubt and fear recedes. I cannot let the safety of my comfort zone, become the confines by which I am restrained to self-imposed limitations.
Where are your limitations and how far are you willing to push the limits to obtain growth? Don't push...just take the limits off!
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