I thought of my son-in-law, Andre’,
when I thought of discomfort!
But then I realized,
No, not that kind of discomfort!
The scripture that prompted the remark
about being uncomfortable is this one:
“The Samaritan woman said to [Jesus],
‘You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman.
How can you ask me for a drink?’
(For Jews do not associate with Samaritans).”
John 4:9 (NIV)
Obviously, the woman was uncomfortable talking to Jesus. But Jesus intentionally engaged in conversation with the woman. According to Ericka Loynes, who wrote the commentary for the devotional in Guideposts “Mornings With Jesus,” His intent seemed to be to “change the landscape of the current culture.”
“Embracing change can be difficult,” Loynes went on to write. She acknowledged, “The more often I get out of my comfort zone, the easier it will be to adjust to the changes around me.”
Stepping out may seem scary, but as this meme reminds us, it is imperative if we want to become stronger and grow. So, Loynes ends her commentary by asking the reader to take a faith step: “Ask Jesus to help you get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
It’s worth thinking about, don’t you think?
Like Jesus, who can you step out
and talk to today
who is not among those
you generally hold in conversation?
Try stepping out of your comfort zone.
There are plenty of folks out there
who could use your brand of positivity!
Do you see folks
who look like they could use
Follow Jesus’ example!
You may find some comfort in being uncomfortable.
I’m gonna try it.
You with me?