The Jessica Diaries

The Jessica Diaries: The Best Place To Be

I feel like most of my articles for The Jessica Diaries are always about the same thing. I was challenged by something and then overcame it with a life lesson to share. Some of you may think that these stories or “revelations” are made up, but they’re not.

I am literally always finding out something new about myself or coming to an eye-opening conclusion about the events that take place within my life or around me in the lives of my family and friends.

I would say that this happens a lot because that’s what I aim to do.

There’s this innate desire within me to find meaning in everything, to reflect on situations and try to find a lesson in them that will in turn make me a better person…or at the very least, help me make better decisions.

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What I’ve picked up on lately is that I’m finding myself in lots of uncomfortable circumstances. They aren’t necessarily bad circumstances (most of them are great, actually), they’re just uncomfortable…unfamiliar.

I’ve heard that magic happens outside of your comfort zone and I’m beginning to believe it. Every time that I begin to feel the slightest bit of comfort life stops me in my tracks and hits me with a…

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You see, I want to be great. I want each day to matter. I don’t want to sit around wasting time doing nothing or never challenging myself. I don’t want to make excuses and put off the things I know I should do and some of what I want to do.

In order to achieve greatness, I have to act in spite of fear. I have to be brave as and when I want to run behind someone else and hide. I have to trust that God is in control and he’s moving me out of my comfort zone to prepare me for my next level.

Greatness requires that you take action. Greatness requires that you commit to the process and trust the journey. It may not “look” or “feel” right, but doesn’t that make it all the more interesting?

This reminds me of Hillsong United’s song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” Your path to greatness and making the best use of being in an unfamiliar place or season in your life is all about trusting God to lead you and carry you when your feet fail during the walk. He can and He will.

Being in a place of discomfort no longer scares me as much as it used to because I’m learning that it’s really the best place to be.

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Have you ever been forced to get out of your comfort zone? How did you handle it? Did you learn anything about yourself?

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