Biblical Verses Encouraging Going Out of Comfort Zones
Comfort zones psychology: Why you need to break out of your cocoon
Most people shy away from breaking a board with their bare hands (as they do in a karate demonstration) or poking a potato with a straw. The reason is because these tasks involve going out of comfort zones and attempting things that are considered almost impossible. Staying in your comfort zone may seem like a safe, low-stress option than breaking the self-imposed walls and attempting something that has never done before. Yet doing so would hold you back and keep you from doing great things that you could have accomplished if only you dared to step out of your cocoon.
An article from Psychology Today sums it best: humans are creatures of habit. That’s why they resist change and let behavioral, psychological, and/or emotional barriers define their life’s daily routine. But they must step out of their human comfort zones to make the best out of life. After all, great things never came from comfort zones.
Whether you’re breaking boards with your bare hands, poking a straw through a potato, or floating on water during swimming lessons, the key to finishing any task is trusting God to guide you all the way through and visualizing it happening in real life. There are even biblical verses that support going out of comfort zones and impart lessons on courage. In Joshua 1:9, followers were encouraged to tread ahead without being frightened since God accompanies them anywhere they go. 2 Timothy 1:7 talks about leaving fear behind since humans are created in the image of God and have the spirit of love, power, and self-control. Reading Philippians 4:13, John 15:16, James 1:22, and Jeremiah 29:11-14 also reveal how trusting God is the right way to break free from one’s psychological prison and trust life’s flow and the divine hand to guide your way.
How did you manage to break free from your comfort zone? Share your experiences with me in the comments section below. To continue the conversation, connect with me through Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Make sure to check my book THE MIRACLE BEFORE YOUR EYES to know about my own experiences related to how I went beyond my comfort zone.
“63 Bible Verses about Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone.” OpenBible.info. Accessed May 29, 2018. https://www.openbible.info/topics/stepping_out_of_your_comfort_zone
Jackson, Bob, “Top 16 Bible Verses-Leaving Your Comfort Zone,” EVERYDAY SERVANT, 2016, http://everydayservant.com/top-16-bible-verses-leaving-comfort-zone/