What legacy are you going to leave behind? What does God want you to do with your life?
This week, Rylee dives into the common themes that hold us back from listening to what God is telling us to do. If you want to change the world, you have to first change your world, and there are things we can do in order to cross the bridge from where we are to where we want to be. It’s time to take action!
In this episode, you will learn:
- What living in your comfort zone looks like. (3:00)
- The things that hold us back from getting out of our comfort zone. (5:10)
- How the risk of following Jesus is worth the reward. (16:22)
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Episode 26 Transcript
[00:00:00] Rylee Meek: It’s not what you feel in any moment. It’s what you decide, what you think you are going to speak, what you speak, you are going to do. What you are going to do is going to ultimately create the legacy. I know that you’re looking to leave on this earth. You’re listening to this podcast. Our thoughts become our words.
Our words become our actions. Our actions become our habits and our habits create our legacy.[00:00:30]
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All right, everybody. Welcome back to another episode of the Kings council podcast. I’m your host Riley meek. And [00:02:30] today, well, you got me so low today, guys. And I wanted to do this episode because at one thing I’ve noticed here as of late, is this concept or this idea of just people struggling with what their calling is like, God, what do you have for me?
What do you want me to do? And really just the struggle of people trying to find. Their passion of like, what are they going to do? What is their, their God-given talent, their strengths and abilities. How are they going to leave their impact on this world? And I want you to hear me when I say [00:03:00] this. If you want change the world, you first need to change your world.
Right. If we want to change the world, we have to first change our world. And here’s how we do this. It’s time we stop putting our comfort zone before our calling, right. It’s time. We stopped putting our comfort zone before a calling, but every single one of you, that’s listening to me right now and hear me.
When I say this, you have a [00:03:30] calling on your life. I don’t care how you feel right here. Right now. It doesn’t matter how you feel because faith, isn’t how we feel. It’s how we act. Right. That’s why it says with faith without works is dead. Right. And it says that if there is a spirit of heaviness, we have to put on a garment of praise.
It’s an act, right? So it’s time as believers. It’s time for us to start taking [00:04:00] action, to stop putting our comfort zone ahead of our calling. It’s time we get aggressive, we get assertive and we get in the game here. All right. Are you guys with me on this? So before we dive into this. I want to make sure that we can define or have an understanding of what the comfort zone is, because this can mean different things for different people.
And I want to make sure that if we can have a agree upon like what the term comfort zone is and really how [00:04:30] this concept or this idea it’s so often it just holds people back. So many of us are just being held back because of our comfort zone. So I looked this up of what the definition of a comfort zone is.
And a comfort zone is a self-imposed hear me on that. Self-imposed boundary where a person will refuse to push path. And doing so often fills that person with nervousness and anxiety. So it’s a self-imposed [00:05:00] boundary where a person just refuses to push past and based upon my own experience and, and really just through the oodles of coaching calls that I’ve done over the years now, I’ve noticed a common theme when it comes to people putting their comfort zone over.
God’s calling on them. Right. And I’m going to break down a few of these different themes in which I’ve seen. And the first one is if your life right now, if you feel like you’re stuck and really one of those unwanted seasons where you’re like, [00:05:30] man, you’re just stuck in that unwanted season for an extended period of time.
This is most likely a sign from God that he wants you to get out of that comfort zone. Right. Cause if God wanted to create a bunch of mindless robots, we’re simply just pre-programmed to do exactly what he wanted us to do. He would have done that. Right. But that’s just not. He has done, Kay has given us the ability to have free will and make decisions.
And God created us to be partners with him in those decisions that we make in life. So, [00:06:00] yes, God, he’s ultimately in control and he reserves the, that sovereign right to allow or not allow certain things to take place or happen in our lives. But most of what happened. Most of what happens in our lives is a direct connection to our willingness to follow his leading.
Hear me again, most of what happens in our lives is directly connected to our willingness to follow his lead. God he’ll often tell us what [00:06:30] he wants us to do, right? When we have that choice more than likely God, if we seek him and if we look to him, right, he wants to tell us what to do in those situations.
And when we choose not to do something that God wants us to do. It’s oftentimes the result of really just a lack of progression in life. Have you heard any of our coaching calls? I’m a firm believer that we are either continually progressing or we’re regressing. There’s no such thing as stay instill, and God’s not going to make you do certain things, [00:07:00] but if you refuse to follow where he’s leading, he’s going to let you remain stuck, right.
Where you’re at. And a prime example of this principle has seen in the life of John. When God called Jonah to preach to Nineveh and he refused, he actually got caused him to literally get stuck in life, unable to move forward. God didn’t want to cause the fish to swim, to Nineveh, to then force Jonah to do what he wanted to do.
But God [00:07:30] did hold him in the belly of that fish held him in there until he repented of his refusal to follow him in Jonah chapter two, verses eight and 10. This is it states. Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. But I, with shouts of grateful, praise will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed. I will make good. I will say salvation comes from the Lord and the Lord [00:08:00] commanded the fish and it vomited Jonah onto dry land. So just like this, if you’re stuck in an unwanted season of life, because you’re refusing to do something that God wants you to do. You’re going to remain stuck until you get out of your comfort zone and get into the obedience of the God given, calling on your life.
All right. So another common theme that I’ve noticed is really when it comes to fear. And [00:08:30] anxiety. And some of you just heard me say that and have this overwhelming feeling of itchiness right now. Right? Fear and anxiety. If your fear of taking a step of faith is causing more anxiety than the worst case scenario.
Like, if you think about the worst case scenario, if your fear is causing more anxiety than what would happen, based upon that worst case scenario, that’s a pretty good sign that God does want you to get out of your comfort zone, right? He [00:09:00] doesn’t want you to stay in that area of, of fear and anxiety.
Right. Ironically though, when we let our minds think too much, it’s about taking a step of faith rather than just taking that step, the fear that can just start to build up inside of us. And then actually that just starts to overwhelm us and takes over more so than actually taking the step to overcome that fear would actually be right.
So when you think too much or too often about something [00:09:30] that you know that you already should do. You’re just allowing those unnecessary feelings, that anxiety to build up within you, Chris, if you know what God is telling you to do sitting there and thinking about it, it just causes an unnecessary analysis paralysis.
Right? We’ve all done it. Right. So think of these as like illogical fears because they are they’re illogical fears and anxieties. If they’re growing inside of you, the more that you wait to get out of your comfort zone. [00:10:00] Right. That’s a good sign or a good sense that God’s calling you to do that thing.
Right? So the best thing that you can do is act when you sense God telling you act on it, move act on that prompting. That’s feeling that pulse, right? That’s holy spirit telling you it’s time to act thinking too much. Shabbat. The worst case scenario is simply creates more fear than the actual worst case scenario.
Cause we just start [00:10:30] to think about it. And we think about, and what if this happens or what if this happens? Our thoughts create more issues for us than if we actually just did what we were thinking about. Even if it goes horribly wrong. It’s never as bad as suffering with the endless internal anxiety, because when you really get down to it, what’s the worst that could happen really?
Like what is the really the worst case scenario that could happen? So getting rejected by, you know, a woman or a guy or somebody that you [00:11:00] like, is it, is it so painful versus like waiting 10 years to finally pursue that person only to find out that you just wasted 10 years? Right there. There’s always that, what if, or maybe it’s that applying for a job or starting that business because you’re too afraid of what might happen.
Right? You could fail at that startup, right. Or maybe it’s having the hard conversation with somebody that, that you just, you know, that you should have it, but you just don’t. [00:11:30] And it becomes so painful, more painful than to as, as to never actually having that conversation. So you live in a, a function or a dysfunction in that relationship.
Right. It Philippians four, eight and nine. It says this finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely. Whatever is commendable. If there’s any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think [00:12:00] about these things. Okay. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.
So according to this passage, We should only dwell on good things on holy things. And then we must put them into practice. It’s not enough just to dwell on them or to think about them, but we got to put them into practice. That’s the lesson that God’s teaching us here. So if we allow ourselves just to [00:12:30] think about our fears and we never put them into practice, what’s God teaching us.
We’re going to, we’re going to simply regret never getting out of our comfort zone. And I don’t know about any of them. But I certainly don’t want to have that when I kick the bucket the end of my life, I certainly don’t want there to be a feeling of regret that I just never took that step of faith that step out of my comfort zone.
And one of the other things that I’ve noticed here is really the power of conviction. [00:13:00] And hear me on this. If you’ve noticed yourself that you just keep getting upset for being so passive, we’ll call it a really not living a life by design. Okay. This is often a sign that God or holy spirit here is convicting you to get out of your comfort zone.
The worst part about being too passive in our life. It’s not the fact that you’re going to miss out on so much good stuff that you could have experienced, but the [00:13:30] worst part is being confined to the prison of your own mind as you feel that pain of your own passive. I believe that this is one of the lessons here that we can learn from the story of Jesus in the rich young ruler.
If you remember this story, the rich young ruler, Jesus pinpointed out that the man’s greatest stronghold in his life was his money. Like his possessions in mark chapter 10 verses 21 and 22. It states that [00:14:00] in Jesus, looking at him, loved him. And he said to him, you lack one thing. Go sell all that you have and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven and come follow me.
And then disheartened by the sane, he went away sorrowful for, he had great possessions. So in this guys, Jesus, he points out the one thing in our lives, which we’re passively [00:14:30] withholding from him. Like what is that one thing? Right for this man. It was, it was his possessions, this great wealth that he had.
Right. And the guy he was ready to follow Jesus. But Jesus knew that there was one fear deep down inside of him that would prevent him from his true obedience, his possessions. So for others, for some of you listen, and maybe it’s relationships, maybe it’s the safety, that comfort zone that we’re living and whatever it is, Jesus [00:15:00] will always point it out.
And if you turn from Jesus, as you passively, try to just keep what God is telling you to give up. What is it? If you turn from Jesus, you’re going to walk away disheartened in sorrowful, just like this passage says, and imagine what, the years after this event and this ruler here, imagine his heart. His thought years later, after this exact event took place.
Imagine how he must have felt whenever he thought [00:15:30] back to that day. When he refused to follow Jesus because he wanted to remain safe. He wanted to be in his comfort zone, which with his riches and his possessions, man, I don’t want to live that life. I don’t want to have that feeling five years from now, 10 years from now that I was, I was too just caught up in being comfortable that I didn’t just give it all to God.
I didn’t step into the calling that I knew God had on my life. [00:16:00] So, if you get upset with yourself for missing those opportunities that you sensed, I mean, I know there’s been periods in my life that I just didn’t step out. I felt that prompting and I just didn’t step out in that step of faith that I knew God was calling me to do because of my fear, my fear.
And we know that God did not give us that spirit of fear. So if you find yourself missing out on those opportunities, That’s oftentimes [00:16:30] a sign that God’s telling you. It’s time to get out of your comfort zone. It can be scary. It absolutely can be a scary thing to give up your life to follow Jesus, but the risk is certainly worth the reward.
It is absolutely worth the reward. So hear me when I say this, that it is time to stop putting your comfort before your car. I said this before, and I’m going to say it again, that every single one of you listening to this, whether you believe [00:17:00] it or not, you’ve got a calling on your life. It does not matter how you feel.
It absolutely is how you act faith. It’s certainly a belief, right? But faith without works is dead. It’s an act. And again, it’s time we get aggressive. We get assertive. Your life will absolutely follow your faith. And one thing that I’ve learned is that my faith never goes higher than [00:17:30] my confession. My faith never goes higher than my confession.
So think about that for yourself. Okay. Mark 1123, it says that we will have what we say. Mark 1123 says this after all Jesus said, have faith in God. Truly. I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be taken up and thrown into the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass.
It will be [00:18:00] done for him. That’s it. Whoever says to this mountain, Your faith will never go higher than your confession. The majority of how I feel on a daily basis is the direct result of the words that I speak. So listen to me guys, it’s time that we believe again, we start to speak life again.
Statements of I can, and I will, it’s not about that. I should do this or I hope to do there. So that’s probably a good idea. Okay. Because it’s [00:18:30] not what you feel in any moment. It’s what you decide. What you think you are going to speak? What you speak, you are going to do. What you are going to do is going to ultimately create the legacy.
I know that you’re looking to leave on this earth. You’re listening to this podcast for a reason, our thoughts become our words. Our words become our actions. Our actions become our habits and our habits create our legacy. We’re all writing a story here, guys. We’re creating his story. [00:19:00] Right. And I want my history to be his story.
So let’s make it together. Guys. Let’s make history his story. So what are you going to do? You got this life. This is your life. I don’t know about you, but I’m no longer standing on the sidelines. I implore you to stop standing on the sidelines to get in the game. And play this game of life. You were created in the image of God.
Therefore you have greatness inside of you. And [00:19:30] God knew that the earth needed something that you’ve got. God created you for a reason because he knew the earth needed you. He needed you. The earth needed you for something that you’ve got deep down inside you. So do not quit. Make up your mind right now, have a made up mind to stop putting your comfort before your call.
It’s no longer I should do this, or I should do that. Jesus never said that I should go to the cross. I should heal the sick. It was, I must, [00:20:00] I must. His calling was far more important than his comfort zone. The question is, is yours. I’ll leave you with this guys. You’ve heard me say this before the bridge between where you are and where you want to be is very, very simple.
It’s action. The bridge from where you are to where you want to be is action. It’s time to take action. Stop putting your comfort zone before your calling. We’ll see you guys on the next [00:20:30] episode.
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