Seeking Discomfort

You are not responsible for what you don’t know. But you are responsible to keep learning. – Ruvim, my husband.


Have you ever been uncomfortable? We’ve all been there. We can imagine that situation, that moment, even get mixed feelings with flashbacks of the emotions we experienced, and so on. Have you ever thought that being uncomfortable is a good thing, though?


Being uncomfortable means you’re in unfamiliar territory and there is something to learn. You can’t learn without discomfort – that’s what being stretched means. It’s interesting how we want to grasp such big things in life and imagine the very best for ourselves… yet have a hard time waking up in the morning. Or eating unhealthy with the aftermath of complaining that our stomachs hurt. Ruvim and I encourage one another to seek discomfort. A couple of times now he’s mentioned that I need to hold a snake or a rat to get over some of those fears. I’ll let you know how that goes when it happens.


But anyway, you gotta start somewhere. Somewhere small. Take a cold shower or delete your social media apps for 30 days. It’s not about what you can’t do, it’s about what you CAN do. Pursuing growth with the understanding that it will be uncomfortable will always be rewarding. Seizing the day means to take action of what you want to change because you can, not because you have to.


Matthew 6:33

Colossians 3:1-5

Ephesians 5:17

Philippians 4:8

2 Timothy 1:7

Proverbs 4:23

2 Corinthians 10:5

Proverbs 3:5

 

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