Thomas Edison observed, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” It seems to me that something similar can be said of faith.

I have observed that some of the most faith-building times in my life have been when I’ve chosen, in obedience to God, to take a step off the cliff of my comfort zone and watch as God works in ways I couldn’t have.

Someone once said, “Faith cannot be developed in comfortable surroundings.” Although I’ve often quoted this in relation to times of testing, it’s true in relation to ministry as well. As long as we maintain the familiar and predictable routines of life and ministry, we only maintain our faith. But when we choose to purposefully serve outside of our comfort zone, our faith is increased.

And the further out we step, the more God increases our faith.

How have you seen God develop your faith by a leap out of your comfort zone?

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