Hope you all are having a great week this week as we move into the fall season and cooler weather. Fall has always been my favorite time of year for the obvious reason of much needed cooler weather, but also because of the vibrant colors everywhere you look. Unfortunately, it has been a very difficult beginning of the season for my family as my mother has been very sick. She is receiving the best of medical care and we are hopeful that it will result in the return of her health to a meaningful degree. Thank you for all of your concern, cards and prayers. They are deeply appreciated.
"If you are in your comfort zone, then you are likely not in the will of God." I heard this statement recently and it really resonated with me. Then almost immediately, I related it to the journey of lasting lifestyle change. For me, "comfort zone" means all the places I know so well, all the places that feel comfortable only because they are familiar to me. When I find myself in those known places on my journey of lifestyle change, the odds that I am growing in a healthy direction are fairly slim.
Walking in new and unknown places are what cause me to stretch and grow. Comfort zones, or the known, keep me in the old and unhealthy places. This unknown, rocky, brier filled, pot-hole covered path is what will stretch us and build our muscles and ultimately create the "lasting" in lasting lifestyle change. Can you relate to this, and if so, in what way? Can you name the comfort zones on your journey of lasting lifestyle change? What are some ways to intentionally stay away from the comfort zones in our lives and walk toward the unknown?
Enjoy your week end and I look forward to seeing you next week!