Episode 13 Overcoming Comfort or The Need For It, The Thought Vault Podcast
On this episode of The Thought Vault, we are going to talk about comfort. Comfort is not something that we think of as being a problem, but I think after this conversation you may think a bit otherwise.
Comfort is something we all understand. It’s our softest robe, our best fitting jeans, and our favorite coffee order from Starbucks. It’s the smell of your grandma’s house, the way your mom hugs you when she sees you. Your own bed after you’ve been away, and the way you feel in the car on a friday evening on your way home after a week of work. It’s usually equating to a whole lot of positives in our lives.
Comfort = good. Feeling good. Feeling peaceful.
Is there another side to comfort? I bet you can guess what I’m going to say >>> YES!
Comfort can also be the safety of bad habits for fear of doing something else, comfort is knowing that doing something different will disrupt the way things are, comfort is not having to expend energy to do something you’ve been thinking about, comfort is being settled, and not moving.
As it’s said in
2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
When we are aware of God’s presence in our lives, comfort means rest in Him. We are able to transform the way we live with others, and how we engage in the choices that we make. Even if we push ourselves and fail, it can be accepted as part of the process. We will also gain the gift of seeing God’s provision through those hard situations, and the benefits of that wisdom will serve us and others that we may be able to counsel and walk with them through something similar they may face.
Listen in to hear how comfort can CHANGE US!
Until next time “ Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2 Go live with BOLD intention, bye for now!