Are you willing to come out of your comfort zone for a miracle? Fear stops us from stepping out of our comfort zones. We know that if we stay where we have been staying, we are safe. In the same sense, we are going to keep getting the results we have been getting if we keep doing the things we have been doing. We don’t want to feel vulnerable. We get distracted by our storms and forget that taking a step of faith means stepping outside of our comfort zones. What would have happened if Jesus hadn’t stepped out of his comfort zone? Stop walking in fear and start walking in faith.
Location, Location, Location! A location is a placement or position in place and time. If you are in a location that you aren’t supposed to be in and you are around something you aren’t supposed to be around long enough, you might start doing the things that you aren’t supposed to do. God cares about us and is intimately involved in our daily lives. He cares about what we do and he cares about where we are. Just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, God is with us in the fire and it is better to be with him in the fire than outside without him! Location, Location, Location!
Matthew 24:13 says “But he that shall endure until the end, the same shall be saved.” God wants to use us for great things but we have to be willing to do what he asks of us. We want the glory and the glamour but we don’t want to do what it takes to get there. Many times, we feel as though we are not qualified for what God is asking of us. Even though we may not be qualified, God will instill in us the things we need to get it done. The devil might knock you down but you have to remind yourself that winners never quite. Stop doubting God and endure until the end.
At some point in our lives, we all ask the question “How do I get into heaven?” The bible tells us that you are to love the Lord our God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. On top of that, you are supposed to love your neighbor as you do yourself. Unfortunately, it is impossible for some of us to love our neighbors because we do not love ourselves. Many of the things that “feel good” to us can kill us. Self-destruction is not love! When you love yourself, you take care of yourself. The devil tries to throw all of these different smoke screens in the mix to deter us from the love of God but we need to focus in on God. When you love yourself, you can love God and love others.