Comfort is what we seek. We love to be comfortable. Comfort food. Comfortable clothes. Comfortable life. Unfortunately, comfort is the enemy of success. Comfort leads us to believe that life is good and then we are susceptible to the attack. When we are comfortable, we tend to stand still which means we are not progressing which ultimately means we are moving backward. Success in school requires hard work and sacrifice. Success in athletics requires pain and perseverance. Success in our faith requires making choices that don’t always align with our desires. Success in life requires us to be uncomfortable.
Lord, help me to avoid being fat and happy as it will lull me into a false sense of confidence and puts me at risk of decline or even distruction.