Challenging My Comfort Zone

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Posted by Debbie Legg

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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  (Neale Donald Walsch)

Boy, did I learn the truth of that statement last year.  

In October 2010 I finished writing/producing/acting/directing/co-editing a small online film.  (If you would like to know more, click HERE)

“Challenging” definitely describes the entire 19 month process.  This project, completely God’s idea from first to last, grew me in more ways than I’m sure I realize even yet.   In February 2009, when God birthed the idea for Talk Your Legg Off Productions, I imagined there would be frustration, growth, joy, sacrifice and patience involved.  I grossly underestimated how MUCH of those I would experience.  It was a step flying leap outside of my comfort zone on EVERY artistic level.  I can’t tell you how many times, in anger and pain and frustration, I cried out to God, “FIND SOMEBODY ELSE!  I GIVE UP!”  Fortunately, though, He didn’t, and I didn’t. By His Grace we finished the film.   

I will never be the same. 

“Who Does He Think He Is?” was the jumping off point into a whole new level of life.  I’m talking John 10:10 Abundant and Full Life here.  But, it didn’t start until I actually stepped off the platform of my Comfort Zone and leapt gingerly descended into The Zone. 

For me right now, Life in The Zone is a type of creative excitement.  It’s a wild sense, as I am writing or creating, that I am in the very center of God’s will.  His project, His vision, His goals and dreams become mine.  We are together.  I mean, I know He is always with me, but that’s not the same as being together.  The whole new level of Life is a level of intimacy with God I didn’t have before.

I’ll give you fair warning: Once you’ve experienced Life in The Zone of greater intimacy with God, you will want more.  I do.  Don’t stay “safe” in your comfort zone.  Take a deep breath, take the leap and land in The Zone.  Accept the challenge of Life.  You’ll never look back.

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