Knowing Him – Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone – Saul/Paul


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He was in his comfort zone in when as Saul he went around persecuting  the new Christian church.  While he was on his way to persecute those in Damascus, he was thrown out of his comfort zone.  Blinded in his meeting with Jesus  he found out the Truth was what he was working against.  Now he with his new mission and a new name Paul set out to tell everyone one about Jesus the One that changed his life. However,  in this new life he has found he found himself in what most people would consider way out of any comfort zone.  In 2 Corinthians 11 Paul listed: “Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I. Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness— besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation? If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.”  (II Corinthians 11:22-33 NKJV)

In being out of his comfort zone Paul found that God is a God of second chances.

 

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2 thoughts on “Knowing Him – Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone – Saul/Paul

  1. No longer needing my dolls in a row, their dresses without a wrinkle, heads tilted this way and that; my comfort level widens… so does my heart. When I shorten my list of quirks, I find there are less things you have to do, in order for me to be kind to you.

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