How do you handle frustration? Do you give up easily? Who do you choose to help you along the way?
The world has yet to see what God can do with a servant, who is fully sold out to Him. That means an end to special interests. An end to me and my interests. Think of Obama, putting together his new expiriment, choosing old foes and unknown quantities with which to surround himself. He will be largely dependent on those he selects. His legacy will be that of the sum of his choices.
Similarly, you are making a film (your life) which will have highs and lows. Some day, we will all get to watch you, the hero and groan with you as you make the worst possible choice and faces the end of your run. We will cheer you on as you are humbled and we will howl with joy as you miraculously rise from the ashes and get to make the same choices all over again. It won't feel the same, the circumstances and the stakes will be different, but the choices are always the same.
Do you choose the path of honor and humility or to cash in on fleeting moments. Stardom comes in all flavors and sizes, from the warehouse manager, promoted to shop foreman to coffeehouse singer suddenly thrust onto center stage and a national tour. Your ego demands that you become a different person and leave all your previous self and baggage behind.
Someone once said, "wherever you go, there you are." It's very true, you will face the same self as you faced where you lived last time you moved. And it's really hard to change. But with Jesus, all things are possible. I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. Take that to the bank and step out.
The comfort zone only provides comfort for the moment. Looking back at ourselves all curled up and fetal in a comfort zone is likely to only produce regret and sorrow.
Make today the start of the end of the comfort zone. Let faith flow in and thru all you do. Amen.