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.



Blogger Laedelas Greenleaf said...

I love that book. I give it to pretty much everyone who graduated/celebrated a birthday/acheived some sort of landmark in life. My local Borders stocked up on it after I started buying so many!

6/28/2006 1:39 PM

Blogger Jason said...

I recommend it to everyone I can. I've thought about buying the 10 copies for $75 at Piper's website, just to be able to give them away, but many people I know already have it in their house.

6/28/2006 7:55 PM


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