Safe Zone

Fear is a biological state of readiness that you absolutely need, to put in a performance, it is your friend. People who have no fear are people who live life way too much in the safe zone. God is calling and has always been calling people to move from the safety zone. Ananias was called to invite Saul who was known to persecute Christians. Esther was called to go and see her husband the king. In both these cases death was a possibility but there willingness to move from safety led to life. J R Tolkein caught this dilemma in the words of one of his characters in the Lord of the Rings.¬†Gimli said “Certainty of death, small chance of success- what are we waiting for?” My own quote would be certainty of rejection, small chance of a yes, what are ‘we’ waiting for? Courage or safety which will you choose? Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.