life and faith

Addicted to Comfort

Welcome to another foray into free-fall, free-flowing, straight from the heart, as-it-comes writing with Five Minute Friday.
Today’s prompt is:‘Comfort’
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Comfort



We are addicted to comfort
security and safety hardwired into our systems
ease a priority
sought with urgency.
Solace-seeking in bottles, pills and potions
soothing fragrant oils and lotions.
We are addicted to comfort
loving our tribe
the ones we feel
comfortable with
our inner circles so tight
they are barriers to entry.
We are addicted to comfort
church has cliques
newcomers meet and greet
smiles exchanged
then we spend time
in the company of the familiar.
We are addicted to comfort
wanting life smooth, no rocks
no hard pathways to travel
or pain to endure.
We are addicted to comfort
feeling safe, secure 
in what we know
how we live
who we are.
Until…
God rocks our little boat
right out the water
tips us upside down
alters our worldview.
We are addicted to comfort
but it’s not about us at all.
It’s about leaning into Him,
learning, stretching, growing,
giving and pouring out
lives surrendered, given over;
abiding in the Vine
allowing Him to nourish, strengthen,
enable, equip,
freely received grace freely given
to the uncomfortable ones
who live with hope, expectancy
of seeing change

only God can bring.

Stop.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God” ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3 – 4

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