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How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

November 25, 2019
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How can we start faith conversations with ease? The key is practice!

Our most recent guest on the Ask About My Faith podcast, Eric Eickhof, shares his words of wisdom and a few stories that may encourage you.

As someone who grew up going to church on Sundays, Eric knew that at some point his faith would have to become his own. In college, he began to find his own views on faith and spirituality. However, the event that caused his fervent pursuit of God was the tragic death of a close friend from high school.

Following the loss, Eric began to pursue God by going to church. He learned the truth about eternal life in heaven, and the path we must follow to spend eternity with Jesus. Through discipleship and key friendships, his life took a turn for the better. 

“People often come to Christ in crisis.” 

Questions Open the Door for Faith Conversations

A few years into his faith journey, Eric had an unexpected conversation while on a run with a friend. During their conversation, his friend began to open up about struggles in his business and tension in his life.

“Eric, how do you do it?” was the question that opened the door. 

This simple moment of curiosity made space for a faith conversation. Despite moments of fear, Eric was quick to invite his friend to a Bible study. This little act of obedience caused his friend to become even more curious to learn about Jesus. 

Even the simple question of, “Is there anything I can pray for you about today?” can be a gateway to authentic connection and honest faith conversations.

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Invitation Invites Conversation  

Another time Eric shared his faith was when he invited a roommate to join him at church. Toward the end of service, the pastor called those who wanted to renew their faith to the front. To Eric's surprise, as the moment progressed, Eric and his friend both walked to the front and received the call for the renewal of faith.

“My invite was impacting both of our lives in a significant way!”

His simple invitation paved the way for an encounter with God that caused them both to rededicate their lives to the Lord. Remember: God will use our little “Yes!” in big ways.

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How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Eric’s stories remind us that we don’t have to worry about having the right thing to say at just the right time. The Holy Spirit will lead us as we seek to share our faith with those around us.

Push past the fear.

“Press into the discomfort of sharing your faith, even if that’s new for you!”

Eric has learned to push past fear in order to share his faith as he feels led. His story reminds us that often, when we are pressed outside of our comfort zone, it bears fruit for others.

According to John 10:10, the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. As you’re growing in sharing your faith, don’t let the enemy stand in your way! 

Boldness can look like baby steps.

Sharing your faith is like learning a new skill. Just like with anything new, the more you do it, the better you become! 

Boldness can look like baby steps. Whether you’re brand new to following Jesus or have been walking with Him for a long time, remember that your small invitation could make a big impact!

As you go throughout your week, ask God to give you boldness to ask questions, have faith conversations, and love others well.

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How do we push past our fear to have faith conversations? Our recent guest on the Ask About My Faith podcast, Eric Eickhof, shares about stepping out of his comfort zone to share his faith with others.

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