“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” – Alan Cohen
We have to make the decision everyday to not live a boring life. And the only way to do that is to live in faith. To take risk and get out of our comfort zone and get in the zone where requiring God-sized faith is a necessity.
When I got married, I was entering into a whole new world. I was not an expert on the love department and I will never be but to get out there and take that bold step of faith to commit to love unconditionally took a lot of risk. What did it produce? An exciting marriage with the most wonderful, beautiful girl in the world.
Same thing with my work. What pushed me to plant a church was not the more responsibilities but the challenge to get out of my comfort zone and try something new that would require me to cling on to God like never before.
Even in speaking publicly, I take challenges that requires me to get down on my knees and pray. I accept the challenge to talk to crowds that I’m not used to because first of all it is a great opportunity to share a biblical worldview to a certain group of people and secondly it hones me to step out of my comfort zone of weekly speaking in church.
The same reason applies to parenting, work, innovation and business. Safe is boring. Taking on new adventures should be the new norm.