Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Leaving Your Comfort Zone

I have read a book called "Who moved my Cheese?' by Dr. Spencer Johnson which describes change in people's work and life. It talks about two mice that lived in a maze. One day, they found a big cheese, so they kept going to the same direction which allowed them to eat the cheese day in day out. However they still kept on going to the same place even though the cheese was finished as that was the safest and the most comfortable place to go. Realising that they couldn't find any more cheese there, they were discouraged and had to gather courage to find the new cheese somewhere else. When they did, they felt so joyful and happy.

I don't know about you, but certainly in my life, God has at different times called me to leave my comfort zone to start new seasons / ministries / ventures in life. When we leave our comfort zone, our vision is enlarged, and we learn things that we woudn't have expected to learn in our own comfort zone. It's like what Jabez's prayer to ask God to enlarge his territory. As our horizons are broadened, God gives us opportunites to grow, to be transformed and equipped to serve Him better.

True it is hard to let go of the familiar and to face changes in lives. God understands that letting go is difficult, but He has called us to move on to a new life without looking back. And I thank God for that! I know He will give me the strength and grace to do whatever He calls me to do, now and in the future. What about you?

10 comments:

Kc said...

Excellent attitude but I have to always be sure that the cheese is God’s will in my life and not some of the tasty poison the world has to offer. ;-)

Kitty Cheng said...

Yes Kc tasty poison can be a yummy cheese we don't want right? ;-)

audrey` said...

Hi Kitty

HaHa!
Yummy cheese is very, very fattening =P

Anonymous said...

Hi Audrey,

Yummy cheese is fattening hehe ;)

Corry said...

Great post and I agree with Kc!

Have a blessed weekend, dear sis!

God's Grace.

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks Corry! Blessing! :)

Amy Cloud said...

I enjoyed your post very much. To many times we hold back when God wants us to go forward for him. You have a lovely blog. I will come back again soon.

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks Amy for your encouragement. Yes I am going forward and trust that the River Jordon will part ;)

Sabrina said...

I want to leave my comfort zone!!!!

Kitty Cheng said...

Good on you Sabrina. When you come back to Melbourne, let's see that you leave your comfort zone and learn new things in life and business. I am sure God will train you and stretch you to grow enormously through it all. And I am looking forward to standing by you dear sis! :)