This has been a saying of mine for quote a while, and today I want to discuss a little bit of what it means to me.
I was introduced to this idea of “seek discomfort” by a youtube channel entitled Yes Theory, this youtube channel is possibly one of the most inspiring, uplifting, and encouraging youtube channels in existence, and that is coming from someone who spends to much time on the site.
They do INSANE things, like insane, I cannot even begin to explain the kind of crazy things that these guys do, they bungee jump from helicopters, go on blind dates around the world, and even ditch each other in foreign countries with the challenge to survive. All of these crazy stunts, and SCARY ideas are all backed by the idea of seeking discomfort, and ever since I discovered them, I have adopted the idea as my own.
Now to my understanding they are not a Christian movement or Christian youtube channel, however that does not disqualify the idea that they promote.
Fear controls us, fear dictates what we do, what we say, and where we go. In fact I could argue that we have all at some point in life have been driven by fear in some area of decision making. But here is the obvious truth, fear has no place in our life, in our decision making, or in what we do, this is a STRONG biblical theme that we see portrayed all throughout the narrative of scripture.
Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” ~ John 14:27
We are given a Spirit of peace not a Spirit of fear. Satan uses fear as a means to control and deceive us, which ultimately pulls us away from Christ.
I feel as though I always have to put a small disclaimer, so that we do not misinterpret the point that I am trying to convey.
Living this way does not give us “crazy insurance” to go and do everything in the world without fear. This doesn’t mean that you can drive on the left side of the road without fear and not get hit. What I am saying is that we keep ourselves in the bondage of sin, when we allow fear to drive our actions in life instead of Christ.