As I began reading God’s love letter more and more, He showed me something of myself in almost every Bible character I read about. But even more importantly, God began showing me how He had worked in their lives, and I experienced a hunger for Him to work in my life too. I sensed Him calling me to take some major leaps of faith, leaps that formerly would have caused me to cower in retreat out of fear. God began wooing and pursuing me into taking His hand and following Him in faith.
At some point, God may call you out of your comfort zone as well. If He does, remember what my pastor always says. “God does not ask of us that which does not ultimately benefit us.” Regardless of what kind of change God asks of you, and no matter how difficult what He asks may seem, obedience to His voice will always result in blessing in the long run. That’s just the kind of God we serve. He wants to give us marvelous things and experiences that we perhaps never dreamed of, but first we have to let go of our own little world and begin to venture out into His.