Making Meatballs and Other Ways God Makes Me Uncomfortable
The thing is, this is the tip of the iceberg. I know that in this lifetime, God will ask me many more times to sacrifice my time, my comfort, and my "plan". Each time I say yes, I choose to follow Him. Each time, I would like to think, I get to know His plan and His heart a little bit more. I shouldn't be afraid to be uncomfortable, to do something that doesn't make sense to me, or to speak up when I know He wants me to. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 There is good being done when I am willing to do something that He wants, even if (especially if?) it is not a part of my plan.
As a side note, I did find out that Joy's family is going through some things right now, and I (sadly) felt a little hurrah of victory when I found out. Isn't that horrible? Who wants to be right about something like that. Silly. Selfish. Me. I've got lots of room to grow. It did give me hope though, that maybe, despite her not wanting my help, God was trying to show her He cares for her and her family. Or maybe He was reminding me that He still speaks to me, in His time (this is something I have struggled with this last year...feeling out of touch and confused). I know He has sent many people to help us when we were struggling in the past. It's a sweet reminder of His love for us. You never know when something you are doing will change someone's life. Keep being uncomfortable. Keep trying when it's hard. Ask God what you can do.
In the spirit of not asking how "good" you are, how about this instead:
"How is God challenging you to step out of your comfort zone right now?"
"What are you learning about yourself and about what God wants for you in your life?"
"What makes you uncomfortable that you know is worth doing anyway?"