Friday, August 21, 2009

Get Uncomfortable!

The past couple nights we've been trying to change things up a bit in our family. We normally sit down after dinner, let the kids run around, dance, sing and get out some energy. Then we send them off to bed, and either spend the rest of the evening trying to find something to watch or actually watching a movie (which I have not made it through more than 20 minutes without falling asleep the past few weeks).

So instead, after dinner we hop in the car, and run a couple errands together, and then usually just drive and see where we end up. We check out new roads around our community, decide to jump out and spend a couple minutes at the beach. Just let go, and GO! And we've been loving it, and I hope it will continue and help us to change other bad habits, or start new good habits that are needed in our lives. I hope we'll get out of our comfort zone because when things get comfortable and easy people seem to get bored and lazy, and that is not the life we want to live.

It's so hard to take that first step though. Stepping into the unknown when what we already have is so comfy and cozy to us, seems so unappealing. Comfy and cozy, yes, good for us??? Very likely not. Taking that first step may be all we need to get the momentum needed to keep going, so don't think of it as a life change, think of it as a simple step, and then see how you feel afterwards!

I'm looking forward to the changes God is going to bring into our lives if we listen to him and step out of our comfort zone in the direction He wants us to go.

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