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 ‘Animals don’t live in tents, they live in the woods.’

That was how Pastor Steve responded to me when I told him not to ask me to ever live in a tent like an animal again after the first week of Sail Camp that I ever directed. 

He was right and I got over it and directed Sail Camps for 30+ summers.

It has gotten me thinking about my own journey through life and the ones I have watched other people take and I have noticed the things that were the most outside my comfort zone were the places that I grew the most, experienced God at work the most, and in the end treasure the most.

I think that it happens over and over again in the Bible – God calls people to the unexpected and places outside what is known and comfortable.  To the slaves in Egypt, God called and offered freedom on the other side of the Red Sea.  To the people of Israel after they settled in their land and thought they had it made, God sent prophets to speak uncomfortable truths to the people.  Jesus, Peter, and Paul, all had moments and messages that were very uncomfortable and essential to them and to you and me.

In my own life, I can name at least five or six major movements or callings from God in my life that I would never have guessed and for which I will be eternally grateful.

When was the last time you went outside your comfort zone? When was the last time you let God go with you on the trip?

Pastor Mike

Butler United Methodist Church

5 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, NJ 07405 | Phone: 973-838-2026 | Fax: 973-838-8821 |

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