COMFORTABLY UNCOMFORTABLE

There are seasons in life that can make you feel uncomfortable. Particularly, seasons of solitude. Personally, I have moved into a different season of my life, starting out in my career journey and needing to move away from all that I knew. Being surrounded and physically close to new people but not being emotionally close. This was a huge adjustment that I needed to make.

In those seasons of discomfort, negativity can easily invade your mind and heart. With negativity also comes feelings of depression, self-pity and despair. For some time I allowed these thoughts to dance around my mind, to take my energy and bring thoughts of doubt, wondering if I made the right decision moving away from family and friends.

God showed me that though as painful as this season may seem in the beginning, it is for my benefit, that if I can be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable it will allow me to grow emotionally and spiritually. Change is inevitable, everything changes. Someone once said, “A new season in your life requires a new you.” If you are also facing change, know that attempting to cling to your comfort zones will inhibit your growth.

In these transient moments, cherish this:

God is constant, in the midst of all change. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

He is always present. Hebrews 13:5 says, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” He is always all-powerful in every situation we may face.

Just because it is hard, doesn’t mean it isn’t beneficial. The reward is so much greater than the suffering. Romans 8:18 says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

God uses those seasons to mould and refine us and to bring us closer to Him. Close to God is where we find our peace and strength to go through uncomfortable seasons. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. 2 Corinthians 12.9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Feeling uncomfortable during change is usually a good sign, an indication that you’re venturing into new territories in your life, exploring new places and new people. Be open to change.