Week 22 – Comfort Zones

Hello Fellow MKMMA members! – oh, yes, and everyone else too.

The past couple of weeks our class discussion as been about the comfort zone and breaking free of it, so I find it appropriate to share with you a poem I have known about for several years with an appropriate title – My Comfort Zone!

comfort zone

My Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn’t fail.
The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing much.
I said I didn’t care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.
I couldn’t let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I’d never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.
If you’re in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!
–author unknown

And here is another one that get’s to the point of what we are learning!

Get Out of the Comfort Zone

by George Cuff

I tried to walk with God by faith
Knowing this life was not my own,
But testing would come and make me face
The security of my comfort zone. 

“I’ll live for you both day and night;
I’ll serve you in the way;”
But trials would come, push back the light
And I would go astray.

I would read about heroes of the faith
Who walked their earthly life
With grace reflecting on their face
God’s power for the fight.

I would say anew, “I’ll be like that;
My resolve I will hone.”
But when opposition blew away my peace,
I flew to my comfort zone.

I’d say to myself in a moment of joy,
“This is it. I will be strong.”
But trickery would show a brand new ploy
And all my peace was gone.

I struggled alone with pain and fear,
No relief could I find.
There was no solution, no way to clear
These fears of every kind.

Then one day, on went the light–
The truth came shining through.
His Word flooded my soul so bright,
I knew what I had to do.

I knelt in prayer and said to God,
“I’ll trust you and obey.”
I felt His assurance so sweet and strong,
His peace had come to stay.

“What about you, dear friend of mine?
Are you lethargic, dull, and alone?
Do you sense that now is the time
To get out of your comfort zone?” 

Could it be that God is calling you
To adventure and paths unknown?
But you’re frozen in fear, still afraid
Cause you’re trapped in your comfort zone?

Faith has rewards we all can know
When we stifle our sighs and groans,
When we lay down our life and let it all go,
When we abandon our comfort zone.

Here’s to a couple days of SILENCE and SOLITUDE
(Thank You Winter Weather!)

I am excited to see what this time reveals.  Signing off for now!

Love, Light & Hugs!
Michelle

 

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John Laudenslager
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 10:45:13

    Michelle, I really enjoyed both of these works. How many of us have tried to step away from the four walls only to step back. It all starts with thought then action and then faith.
    Thanks for this..

    As always kudos to you!

    John

    Reply

  2. revdanielpartiss
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 11:40:53

    Very interesting viewpoints expressed here in a novel way. Love the poetry

    Reply

  3. masterkeykrisdj
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 20:14:29

    Michelle, Winter is a time of silence and once again you and I are drawn into silence thanks to old man winter. Thank you for your beautiful poetry. XXOO

    Reply

  4. masterkeytish
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 01:08:30

    Thank you for sharing the poems. Isn’t it interesting that we find some universal truths here–call to action, getting out of our comfort zones to achieve our dreams.

    Reply

  5. Tom Tommy Gun Dutta
    Mar 09, 2014 @ 16:05:06

    I love this post about silence and solitude…congratulations on getting out of your comfort zone.

    Reply

  6. mikeandliz2003
    Mar 10, 2014 @ 14:55:49

    A delightful read. Thank you Michelle.

    Reply

  7. Jason Parachnowitsch
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 20:32:31

    Love those poems … Thanks!

    Reply

  8. mentorsusan
    Mar 20, 2014 @ 14:10:53

    Thank you for the poems of faith and comfort! Another way to ease light heartedly out of my comfort zone.

    Reply

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