Why Divine Purposes Motivate Me to Emerge From My Comfort

The alarm buzzing in the background awakens me from my sleepy state. My mind is awake but my body hesitates to respond. I have found refuge in the layers of warmth and protection surrounding me.

Why can’t I stay here?

The darkness and chill of winter keeps me from embracing it’s unwelcome return. But Fear holds no power in the darkness of my cocoon.

The stillness pervasive in this space transforms my bed coverings into a sanctuary. Within it, I listen. I ponder. I plea.

Why can’t I stay here?

Slowly, my senses awaken. I begin to break out of this place of metamorphisis. Eight plus hours of renewal at the hands of my Creator have given birth to a new purpose: Today.

The first thick layer is removed. The chill of the air stings my face and penetrates the thin threads of my sheet; a slight breeze brushing across my body. But, despite the discomfort, I continue.

The motivation comes from the One who literally breathes life into me. How can I fulfill the purposes knit within me if I don’t venture into the ordained places?

Like a butterfly venturing back from the comfort of its temporary refuge, I emerge into the world. Navigating pain, destruction, fear is assured.  But so is joy, wonder, and expectation.

Despite the darkness outside, today has divine purpose.

“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” Exodus 9:16

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16 thoughts on “Why Divine Purposes Motivate Me to Emerge From My Comfort

  1. kelly @kellyblackwell

    Um…just wow. Seriously Stephanie.
    “The motivation comes from the One who literally breathes life into me. How can I fulfill the purposes knit within me if I don’t venture into the ordained places?”
    The struggle is so real. The desire to stay in the safe and the warm and also the desire to move into purpose, His plan, and “ordained places.” Just lovely.
    And the butterfly is the icing on the cake.
    Thank you Stephanie. You’ve inspired me. Now I’m going to go journal Exodus 9:16
    Thank you also for visiting me today at my little blog corner. You have reminded me why I love FMF so much!

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  2. janyret

    Stephanie, I love there reminder of the Exodus passage. We are, each of us, created with a specific purpose. Lovely post. Your neighbor this week on FMF.

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  3. dcmholloman

    I find myself fearfully entering into an ordained place over the past few days. It is a little scary and uncomfortable and even risky, but we cannot “fulfill the purposes knit within” us by our Creator unless we get up and go. Thank you so much for this encouraging post. Your FMF neighbor. (pursuinggrace890288528.wordpress.com)

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