In a couple of weeks I am going to see Casting Crowns with a friend at a local church that often hosts Christian concerts. The concert was supposed to be at a different venue – the Oregon State Fair pavilion – but it was moved and I am so happy about that because the new venue is closer to where I live, indoor instead of outdoor, and is much smaller.
As I usually do in preparation for a concert, I have been listening to their music. One of my favorite Casting Crowns songs is “Voice of Truth.” I think I’ve written about this song before, but it’s worth another post, especially since I’m sure I didn’t post a video of it with the last post.
In my life, I have certainly heard the crashing waves and the giant tell me that I couldn’t do certain things that I knew I wanted to do, that I would never win. But Jesus’ voice of truth came into my life and told me otherwise. I have accomplished many things in my life that I once thought I never would be able to. I’ve learned that “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 (NIV).
But still sometimes I stay in my comfort zone. Sometimes I’m afraid to step out onto the crashing waves, even though I know that is where Jesus is. Sometimes I refuse to face the giant, even though I know God is with me. Sometimes life and comfort drown out the voice of truth and I take the path of least resistance.
Not always, though. And I certainly don’t want to stay in my comfort zone forever. I do want to get out of the boat and be with my Savior in whatever endeavor He has planned for me. Even if His plan is for me to face the giants I fear most.
How about you? Are you stuck in your comfort zone? Have you heard the sound of the crashing waves telling you that you will fail? Open your ears and your heart to the voice of truth. He’ll be with you.