dord (dôrd), n. density of mind; chiefly exhibited by one who attempts to demonstrate supposed knowledge --adj. dord'ish


The Comfort Zone

Chapter 5 in Don't Waste Your Life is about risk. Piper says: "One of my aims is to explode the myth of safety and to somehow deliver you from the enchantment of security. Because it's a mirage. It doesn't exist. Every direction you turn there are unknowns and things beyond your control."

It's so true. But I often ignore that truth. I get caught up trying to preserve my comfort zone, trying to be seen as a "nice guy." But how can my actions be a witness if people don't even know Who is changing me and enabling me to do what's right?

If I saw people driving their cars down a road--a road which I knew ended abruptly and would send any who continued on it careening off a cliff--would I try to warn them? Would I try to tell them of their impending doom? Or would I be silent, worried that they might think I was crazy , ignore me, or be upset with me because I had disturbed their peace?

The right thing seems so obvious. I pray that the Lord will help me to be faithful to share the Gospel, to leave my comfort zone, and to care more about peoples' eternal destiny than whether or not they are comfortable with what I tell them.