Big Idea: The more comfortable our lives become, the further we move from the calling that God has for us.
How do we move from comfort to calling?
1. Consistently do something that creates a righteous discomfort.
I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 the people of Israel.
2. Focus on something.
Apathy makes excuses. Passion finds a way.
3. Embrace what hurts.
I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
If our version of Christianity leads us to a comfortable, safe life then we’re following a false god.
“May God bless you with discomfort in easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war so you may reach out your hand and to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world so you can do what others claim can not be done.”