You ever wonder why God allows us to be in uncomfortable places. I know I do. As a matter of fact I’ve been thinking about this because I find myself in some uncomfortable places in my life right now. In asking God why (yes we can do that) this is what I’ve learned.
- God has given us more than we can ever imagine. I believe God allows us to be in uncomfortable places so that we will move out and pursue the greater things He has for us.
- Being in an uncomfortable place causes you to dream. When you’re in an uncomfortable place it causes you to imagine life differently. David said in Psalms 119:49, “Remember [fervently] the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have caused me to hope.” Uncomfortable places cause us to hope in seeing the Word being manifested our lives.
- Uncomfortable places cause us to stretch. Just think of what happens when something is too small for you, you immediately began to stretch to break lose. Isaiah 54:2-3 says, “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shall break forth on the right and on the left…” Stretching means we’re making room for increase.
- Uncomfortable places cause us to reach. Joshua 17:14-15 say, “And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the Lord hath blessed me hitherto?” When you see all that God has given you through Christ you will be uncomfortable settling for just a little you will reach to lay hold on more.
I believe when we get to comfortable God allows our current situation to become uncomfortable so that we will always be reaching for all that He has died for us to have.