Getting out of your comfort zone is never easy, because it’s where you’re comfortable. But sometimes it’s nice to grow and learn. You would never get to see the wonderful things that God created in this world if you didn’t at least peak your head out(side of your comfort zone). The whole fundraising aspect of my summer trip is really pushing me out of my comfort zone. In the past I’ve found it hard to ask people for things, anything in general and especially money, because I didn’t want to create any additional stress for others in places where it did not need to be. But, that’s the biggest part about trusting God with this whole experience. I am learning to rely on God’s strength and trust Him to lead me where He wants me. I am also learning to look to Him for comfort in these uncomfortable situations.
It’s also hard for me to admit when I’m scared which is when you really have to trust in God that He is going to lead you and be there to lean on. Throughout life I feel like I have been taught to put on an act and have a face of stone and act like I have everything put together or at least pretend that we do. I can honestly say I don’t have my life figured out. I have no idea what I want to do with my life. It’s scary, not knowing anything about your future. It’s teaching me to trust God because I have to. (Especially this year, the sophomore struggle, I was having trouble even knowing how I was going to get through the next day.)
If God puts it on their heart to contribute financially to my project then He will do so, if He calls them to support in other ways such as prayer, He will do so. God provides different gifts to different people so that they can use them to help in ways that others might not be so good at. Everyone has their own special talent and although it’s not always easy to remember, God’s got His hand on me through this entire process. That is where trust plays a really big role in my faith; knowing that God really does have the best path for my life (psalm 32:8) and following that by listening to the Holy Spirit. I’ve had so much support from family and friends and it’s helped to comfort me while I’m being pushed out of my comfort zone. Through this summer project and other things in my life right now, God is really pushing me to trust in Him and it is truly amazing to see the things that He can make happen when you do trust in Him.
“No one ever said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it” -Harvey MacKay
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6