Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.
We are all in some way, creatures of habit. Once set into a routine, we become predictable in our modus operandi.
Being in “the zone” is a good thing because we can accomplish our work efficiently and minimise hiccups. However, that same “zone” can well become the place of hindrance to breakthroughs.
Jacob and his family (eventually forming the nation of Israel) were not meant to stay in Egypt. It was a temporary holding place during a time of famine. It was God who positioned Joseph to become Prime Minister of Egypt and bring his father (Jacob) and the rest of the family into Egypt.
When the family settled into Egypt and started to grow numerically over the centuries, they entered into a comfort zone, to a point where even after God led them out of Egypt, the “leeks and onions” in that land of oppression and slavery was seen as a “better option” than where God was leading them to.
What are some of the comfort zones that you need to step out of in order to enter into God’s new trajectory for 2017? It could be a simple move as determining to shift into a new service, or committing to join a Life group to be discipled, or even joining a ministry. How about that unchurched classmate or colleague who needs following up on?
The possibilities are endless. It all takes us stepping out of our comfort zones and into the new things that He is doing.