Out of the Box

So often in life we tend to be drawn to what seems to be familiar to us. We think we know everything there is to know about the situation. We then become comfortable with these situations whether

it be our jobs, relationships, or just simply life. We have to be careful that we don’t become too comfortable with what seems to be familiar to us. Sometimes when we become too comfortable it will stop us from moving into our future. We often like to stay with what we are familiar with because it becomes a place of safety. Are you REALLY HAPPY there?

For example, A new job opportunity is presented to you. You may have some experience with the new job opportunity, but you haven’t mastered it like the one you currently have. See, you know what to expect from this job because you have been employed there so long. You have experienced good days at that job. You have had days where you have been stressed and days where you have been hurt on that job. The new job is unfamiliar to you. You don’t know everything about it. You see the potential success of this new job, and the increases that can possibly come along with it. However, you become hesitant because you are just so comortable with your old job. You decide to stay with the old job because you know the job and your employer know you. You know what to expect on a bad day from the old job. You have already experienced pain from the old job, so you decide to stay with what is familiar to you.

We often let our heads get in the way of our blessing. When you lose the battle in your mind, you have already lost the battle. Just because something is unfamiliar to you, it does not mean that it’s wrong. You have to cast out fear in order to move forward. This is called fear of the unknown. You are afraid because you don’t know whether it’s going to work out. You don’t know exactly how it’s going to be in the unfamiliar territory, but you have to trust God.

2 Timothy 1:7 -For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

God only wants the best for us. We have to trust him and move beyond familiar grounds. Remember that the desires to want to move to the unfamiliar territory was placed in you by God. Listen to God and move. He wants you to be truly happy. Don’t settle! This is dangerous for believers. We can’t become complacent, but we have to step out of the boat like Peter. Remember that we have authority and dominion. We are kingdom minded people, we can’t be afraid to move forward.

Romans 1:17- For therein is the righteousness revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith

Faith is what we are to live by. We can’t go to new realms in God if we allow fear to take place. Faith is the Word of God. Fear is words of the devil. Fear is a representation of what APPEARS to be real. It’s not real. The enemy can’t tell us the truth because he is the father of lies. I challenge you to move beyond the enemy and move into your future! Complacency will only hinder you from living and you will just simply exist!

Are you going to let the enemy keep you from moving into your future or are you going to trust God with your future?

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