Are You Stuck in Your Comfort Zone?

by | Nov 30, 2020 | Spiritual Warfare

In the difficult circumstances and seasons of our lives, it’s easy to feel like we’re in a crisis and spinning out of control. Our perspective in these situations is so important.

What if you viewed every crisis as an opportunity for growth? The key is surrendering your control to the one who is in control of it all—Jesus.

A commonly used illustration in the life-coaching community is one of four zones: the comfort zone, anxiety zone, learning zone and growth zone. The comfort zone is a place where you are in control. A place where you feel safe and confident. The anxiety zone is a place where you feel out of control.

In this zone, your insecurities and fear begin controlling you. This is the place where many of us panic and try to retreat back to our comfort zone to regain a sense of security, but the anxiety zone is where God does his best work in us! Although this zone is uncomfortable, it is the place where God stretches your capacity and allows you to grow deeper in relationship with Him.

However, He can only do this if you submit your will to Him and allow Him to be in control. You have to learn to trust Him.

The learning zone is where you acquire new skills and perspectives as a result of persevering through the challenging season. In this place, you learn new things about yourself as God draws new strengths out of you! The growth zone is where you see your transformation. As you learn to trust God more, your comfort zone is extended, and you develop new strengths and confidence in Him. When you look back on your journey, you will realize that God has grown something in your heart, soul and mind. You’re a new creation in Him. All of this became possible because you surrendered control and allowed Him to work in you.

Our comfort zones keep us confined and imprisoned in what we know rather than allowing us to grow and discover that God has more for us than we even realize. When you step out, it may feel uncomfortable and even scary, but remember that your heavenly Father is always in control. His perfect love drives out any fear and anxiety you may feel. So when it feels like life has thrown you a curveball, ask yourself this simple question: Who is in control? The answer is always Jesus.

Tune into this episode of Transform Your Life with Steve Chua titled “Are You Stuck in Your Comfort Zone?” on the Charisma Podcast Network. {eoa}

Steve Chua works globally as a pastor, counselor and executive life and leadership coach. His message helps people discover their God-given design and employ strategies to reject false mindsets so that they can live with the success, joy and fulfillment they were created for. Steve resides in Claremont, California, and has been married to his beautiful wife Barbara for over 29 years. Together, they have five incredible kids.

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

How Divine Wrestling Changes Our Identity

How Divine Wrestling Changes Our Identity

All of us at some point will hit a place of getting the wind knocked out of us. We all experience unexpected detours and times when there seems to be no way out. But there is One who lives in us, the Lord Jesus Christ, who gives us the strength to overcome obstacles....

Spirit-Filled Pastor: How Does God Lead Us Today?

Spirit-Filled Pastor: How Does God Lead Us Today?

Whether it is the Spirit leading or forbidding in the book of Acts, or the Spirit leading throughout Christian history, it’s clear that the leading of the Spirit is important. In the Old Testament, it appears that the Spirit of God could be withdrawn completely from...

Joyce Meyer: Keys to Winning Your Race in Life

Joyce Meyer: Keys to Winning Your Race in Life

Everyone has a race to run. That just means we all have a life to live. The apostle Paul says in Hebrews 12:1 (NIV), “Therefore...let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for...

Prophetic Word: The Lord Says, ‘I Am the Consuming Fire’

Prophetic Word: The Lord Says, ‘I Am the Consuming Fire’

God says that during this season, He is turning up the heat, finding the gold and bringing His refining fire. Job makes a powerful statement of faith as he says of the Lord, "When he has tried me, I shall come out as gold." God knew Job's heart and Job knew the heart...

What Is ‘The One Thing’ God Wants From You?

What Is ‘The One Thing’ God Wants From You?

In 1971, I was invited to spend one month in Singapore at a new institute that had been started by John Haggai. It was still in the formative stages then—a place where Asian church leaders would be trained and challenged to witness for Christ. Today, more than 40...

37 Prayers for the Suffering Persecuted Church

37 Prayers for the Suffering Persecuted Church

It was a Pentecost bloodbath and most Christians never heard about it. More than 50 Christians were killed in one of the deadliest terror attacks on Nigerians this year. Scores of gunmen rushed in to kill Christians in the midst of worship. All told, over 360 million...

RECENT ARTICLES

Prophecy: A Window of Time Has Opened for Believers to Preach the Truth

I was rejoicing and praising God on Friday, June 24, 2022, for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, knowing that an ungodly decree was overturned and one national curse was broken. I heard by the Holy...
The Man Who Spent 23 Minutes in Hell: The People I Saw in Hell

The Man Who Spent 23 Minutes in Hell: The People I Saw in Hell

In 1998, God gave me a life-changing vision of hell. I receive many questions about my experience from people all over the world, but one question I'm often asked is, "Who did you see in hell?" There are others who say they've had an experience like mine, and they...

The United States: Birthed in Prophetic Symbolism

The United States: Birthed in Prophetic Symbolism

One of the most amazing facts about the Founding Fathers of our nation is this: The one referred to as the "voice" of the revolution (John Adams) and the one referred to as the "pen" of the revolution (Thomas Jefferson) both died on the same day—July 4, 1826—exactly...

Why Did God Give ‘This’ to Me?

Why Did God Give ‘This’ to Me?

It’s a question I frequently hear. It’s one I’ve asked. And maybe it’s one you’ve asked, too. The question is, “God, why did You give this to me?” This can be any number of issues, from emotional or psychological struggles to symptoms or sicknesses, disabilities or...

No Evil Can Stop What God Has Planned

No Evil Can Stop What God Has Planned

I sense it. And I perceive a growing number of people in massive proportions sense the increasing momentum of power and might worldwide. Something is on the horizon—something more eerie and ominous than what the people of the world have ever before experienced. Even...

Pin It on Pinterest