I know, being “in the zone” is usually the goal. Basketball- you want to make the baskets. Baseball- get it in the strike zone. Volleyball- inside the lines. Soccer- kick it in the goal. I love sports and I’m all about the rules. For a minute, indulge me.

As Christians, suppose that God wants to use you “outside the zone?” He has given you a unique set of talents and you are 100% about using those talents for Him. Awesome. But what if He is calling you to do something that is not a part of your comfort zone? In other words, you may not be loving “it.”

What if “it” is helping a stranger?

What if “it” is telling a family member about what Christ has done in your life this week?

What if “it” is listening to the Holy Spirit as He prompts you and acting on that prompt?

What if “it” means you have to step outside your comfort zone and let God work through you?

What if “it” means that you won’t be given any credit for your talent?

What if “it” means people will think you are crazy?

Think about this:

Mark 12:43, 44

“Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything-all she had to live on.”

Can’t wait for Bible study this summer! Ladies, I’ll announce the dates as the time draws closer, but begin now to prepare your heart for six weeks of Bible study as we look at how God wants to use us

Outside The Zone.