31ish Days | Comfort Detox: Intentional Disorientation

By October 21, 2012 culture, faith One Comment

Comfort Detox doesn’t just happen by chance. You have to choose it and purpose to live a better-than-comfortable life. But when you choose to live for something greater than comfort, that’s when life gets really exciting.

Comfortable isn’t exactly exciting. So we have to decide what sort of life we want to lead. Jeff Goins challenges readers to live for more than comfort in his book Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life. His friend Stephen was forever changed—wrecked—after going on a missions trip to Papua New Guinea. Now, each year, Stephen “takes off several months to go to China or Africa or the Middle East.” 1 He goes into the unknown, the unfamiliar—the uncomfortable—so that his heart continues to be wrecked by the things in life that matter more than comfort. Goins explains:

“It’s become part of his life to intentionally disorient himself so that his heart stays sensitive to the needs of the world. . . . He doesn’t allow his heart to grow cold. What once wrecked him continues to disorient him because he chooses to let it.”1

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How might you intentionally disorient yourself to stay sensitive to the needs of the world? Do you want to live a better-than-comfortable life?

1. Goins, Jeff. Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life. Chicago: Moody, 2012. 31. Print.

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