“God has something else for you. He wants to break you out of the tyranny of the familiar and take you into a life full of unpredictability and wonder. Your life can be greater.” – Steven Furtick
I would not have chosen the same wording as Steven. When I read the sentences above in his new book, I immediately reacted against the word tyranny. I probably would have worded the sentence more like this: He wants to break you out of the comfort of the familiar… Of course, part of my problem is the fact that I love comfort. And when my comfort is removed, my default reaction is to find a way to restore my comfort in my new setting as soon as possible. I guess this explains one reason why God called me into missions. In my old life, I saw the familiar as my friend rather than something tyrannical that could keep me from experiencing Jesus and the life he has for me.