Comfort Makes it Difficult for you to Experience God

According to the Happiness Index conducted by Harris Poll; in 2017, 33% of Americans said they were happy with their lives. People with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999 were happier than people who had an annual income between $75,000 and $99,999. It’s very obvious that more money does not equate to happiness. However, of the 33% who said they were happy with their lives, 71% attributed it to their spiritual beliefs.

I used these numbers to illustrate the importance of purpose. Sadly so many people will never live a life of purpose, because true purpose can only be found in God and walking into that purpose requires obedience and obedience requires discomfort. We would rather conform to the world, be hindered by opinions, & do what society says instead of what God says because it goes against the status quo and moves us out of our comfort zone.

What is that thing that fills your heart with passion? Or that thing that gives you righteous anger or breaks your heart to the point where you feel like you just have to do something about it? Those thoughts can be leading you towards your purpose, & with God’s help he’ll walk you into the reason you were born.

You may not not know where to start, feel that you are not qualified, or that you made too many mistakes so you can’t be used. But God delights in our weakness so He can show himself strong, He gives us the grace to fulfill our purpose so that we can experience him being a helper, a provider, a restorer, a miracle worker, a way maker, a promise keeper, words when we didn’t have any, a negotiator, a friend, peace of mind, joy, courage & so much more.

I don’t want to be a part of the 67% who are unhappy with their lives & stuck in their comfort zones when I serve a God who is willing, waiting, & ready to grace me out of my comfort zone so that I may experience a life lived 100% in purpose.

Now that brings God glory.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. -Ephesians 3:20

Preaching to myself,

Imani Nailah

Imani Brooks

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