I am a creature of habit. I like doing things the same way every time. I’m not big on change.
When I go to Walmart, I park on the same aisle always. No matter which part of the store I intend to go. I drink from the same coffee cup every day. I sit in the same seat every day at home, and I sit in the same seat at church every Sunday. I once walked up on some visitors sitting in my seat. I just froze! They were staring. I was staring. Finally I said to myself (in my head of course) “Ok Christa, just walk away. You can do this!) Finally I managed to smile, say hello, and walk away. At our new church, I picked our Sunday morning small group based on the fact that it was in the same room as our Wednesday night group, both in which I pretty much sit in the same seat.
Like I said, I’m not big on change. I like familiarity. I don’t like deviating from what I want, and like to do. I want to do what is comfortable to ME. Staying in my comfort zone makes me comfy, and who doesn’t like to be comfy?
In case you haven’t noticed, God doesn’t always work that way. He often takes us out of our comfort zones. He’s always wanting to stretch us and grow us. He will, often times, ask us to do things we feel totally unqualified to do. He will sometimes use the most unlikely person to prove His point.
David, the most unlikely of his brothers, slew Goliath. Gideon, the least, from the weakest clan, became a mighty warrior. God uses unlikely people so that others see His strength in them. He uses the weak to prove He is strong. He uses the not so glorious so that He is glorified.
We all like to do the things we want to do, those that we do well. Most of us don’t like being taken out of our comfort zones, but God doesn’t want us becoming luke warm.
When God asks us to do something we feel totally unqualified, or even unworthy to do, we only need to trust Him! His grace is sufficient, and His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses. 2 Corinthians 2:9.
I’m thankful that God chooses to use unlikely, unworthy people, aren’t you? Otherwise, most of us would just be sitting around, twiddling our thumbs. I pray that I am always willing to obey, even when I am uncomfortable. Just don’t take my coffee cup, or my seat at church! To God be the glory!