And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran – Genesis 11:31-32.
In the above account, Terah and his family set out for Canaan but on their way, they settled in Haran. They found comfort there and hence settled and Terah even died there. I believe all of us get to a point of comfort some times in our life jouney but GOD does not want us to settle and die in our comfort zone because He always has more for us. In the book of Job, Job said, “I shall die in my nest, and multiply my days as the sand” (Job 29:18). He said this because he had found his comfort zone but we all know what happened to him.
When Job was tried, tested and taken out of his comfort zone, the word of GOD tells us that the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning (Job 42:12a). The nest Job was talking about was his comfort zone, but GOD didn’t want him to stay and die in his comfort zone the same way Terah did.
GOD takes us through a process of pruning so that we can bear more fruit, this pruning more often than not takes us out of our comfort zone, (John 15:2b). Pruning is a reward and not a punishment, so when GOD takes us through this process, we should rejoice as this is an introduction to our season of promotion. God has called us to something greater, may we not settle for anything less than what GOD has called us into.
Pruning is a reward and not a punishment, so when GOD takes us through this process, we should rejoice as this is an introduction to our season of promotion