That's my word of the year. (a few months late)
I live very comfortably. I don't step too far out of my comfort zone. I know that speaking out loud in a group setting makes me a nervous wreck, so I just don't do it. Approaching someone I don't know could be weird, so I stay close to those I do know. Praying out loud with anyone besides my family makes me sweat, so I turn away any opportunity to do so. Not having "the perfect jeans" (I still haven't found them yet) and v-neck t-shirt could make me uncomfortable in my appearance, so I'm always on the lookout. Canceling our cable would make me miss out on all my favorite tv shows so I frown at the idea every time my husband suggests it, even though it would save us some money each month and I could still watch them on the computer. It just wouldn't be as easy and "comfortable" so I shy away from the idea. I shy away from a lot of things in life and I am going to make it my goal in 2013 to make myself uncomfortable. 
Last year my word was Brave. I really do feel like I embraced bravery in many situations but not as much as I wanted to. Mostly due to the fact of feeling uncomfortable. I think this year will be my year. My year to grow in so many ways.
The word uncomfortable first came to my mind as I heard a story in my bible study. A friend told us about what her family was doing for the next year. They are taking "uncomfortable" to a whole new level and selling most of their belongings and moving into a lower income neighborhood. They are going to share and spread the love of Jesus to all those around them, whether it makes them uncomfortable or not. I think it is so awesome for them and I am so excited to hear about their journey over the next year.  They have started a blog to keep track of their year. It's called uncomfortableforoneyear if you want to check it out.
I think that God calls us all to be uncomfortable in different ways. I don't think I am called to do the exact same thing as someone else, but I am called to do something. Something more than a life of getting up and being comfortable each day.
Here is to 2013! I hope it's my most uncomfortable year yet. (makes me uncomfortable even typing that!)


Alexis said...

This is amazing Allison! A lot of the things you shared.. shocked me. You have the dream personality. Seriously I love your outlook on life.

Just one of the many reasons I love ya'lls blog. So inspiring. I hope you share some of the ways you are living uncomfortable this year.

Carrie said...

Love this Allison. Praying for you friend!

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Lifethrualinds said...

I love this post. Amazing. I hope we can follow your example and all be uncomfortable for Christ. I love you. Thanks for sharing.

The Savage's said...

Love this! I can't wait to see how the Lord works through you and your amazing talents! Love you, friend!

Nina said...

Hello, I think you getting a tattoo was pretty uncomfortable and you rocked it! :)

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