Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Comfort Zone

Recently I had a friend pray for me that I would get out of my comfort zone.  First I wanted to smack him!  On the list of dangerous prayers that is right up there on the top with asking for Patience.  How dare he pray that without asking me first!

As with anytime that happens, the wheels started turning.  In my heart I immediately knew that God was calling me to start to take risks again.  To try and fail and try again.

See I am a perfectionists and failures from my childhood still have a way of haunting me today.  So I have made this little bubble around me so I limit my risk of failing.  I don’t try a new recipe because what if I don’t like it.  I choose to stay home instead of venture out my door, what if someone doesn’t like me.

The hardest part of this, is when I am alone I have dreams that are burning a hole in my heart.  Dreams that are unfulfilled, dying the slow death of atrophy.

My legs long to run.  My arms long for the strength to do a triathlon.  The adrenaline junkie inside wants to try mountain biking or rock climbing, maybe even jump out of an airplane.  My desire for discipline longs for the structure of martial arts.  And the entrepreneur inside dreams of the day that I have my own business. 

For too long I have sat in my house afraid to go out the door and today I am taking a stand against myself.

My goal is once a week to do something completely out of my comfort zone.  This week I bought a Groupon for dental work and I have NO IDEA if I will even like the doctor!

Outlandish huh!?! 

Well maybe that doesn’t count.

What is something you have longed to do that is out of your comfort zone?  Got any ideas of what I can do to get out of zone, or maybe find a new one!?