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Called Beyond Your Comfort

"Maybe it's just me, but I'm sick of every time I get closer to doing His will His way, life tries to drain me and keep me from what God has for me."

A little over a year ago, I wrote this in a blog called, When God and You Have Things to Do. I wrote it to encourage us not to let the distractions of life keep us from the blessings that come with obedience.

You remember obedience? New year, new you in 2022?

That thing we told God we would do in the year, yet only 12 days in...

How's it going?

It's Time...

Maybe it's time to give obedience a chance. No, I mean a real chance. Not the single shot in the dark we tell ourselves is obedience. A real commitment to the things of God.

He's committed to you.

That's why the GOD for Grown-Ups Bible Study has meant so much to me. It's where, together, we lay down the excuses and open our Bible with an agenda. We explore content, look for clarity, discover context, and apply wisdom. We do it with other people who want something different, too.

Anything that starts random will likely stay random.

Your God, my God, our God is asking us for something different.

He is calling us beyond our comfort.

I won't tell you my first twelve days of this new year have been perfect. They haven't. But I want different, so I will hold on to the Word of God for dear life. I will celebrate everything little step I take towards victory. I will be spend time with him in private so I can survive the world beyond my walls.

I'm not letting go until he blesses me.

Don't Let Go

That's my prayer for you today, to move beyond your comfort zone. Get this Word in your life. Don't let go until He blesses you. The great irony will be that when you keep holding on, the blessings won't stop. Who couldn't love a God like that?

I respect that GOD for Grown-Ups is not for anyone, but it could be for you. Either way, let your time in God's word be the ONE THING you will not let go of. Explore its content, look for clarity, discover context, and apply wisdom. Time out for living random and expecting reward.

I know.. the days are rough right now but don't let life keep you from what God has for you. Create a new comfort zone in Christ Jesus. He'll be with you every little step you take.


touch every heart, every body, every household that is represented in this space. Send your healing, your favor, your fresh anointing to the four corners of the earth. Let them find comfort in you when it is nowhere else to be found. Make your strength perfect in their weakness. Let them be determined to cling to you and the life raft that is your Word. In the name of the One Who Saves, Jesus Christ Our King, we pray. Amen.


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About Phillipa



Phillipa Williams has dedicated her life to building God’s kingdom. A former programs director for new member and Christian education with over 36 years’ experience in leadership and discipleship, she has equipped thousands to serve God and community.

She is the Founder/CEO of GOD n Me International, a faith-based social enterprise equipping and inspiring others for spiritual intimacy, transparency, and destiny. Her blog,, was named one of the "Top 10 Black Christian Blogs, Websites, Newsletters To Follow in 2019“ by In Spring 2022, Phillipa published her first book, GOD 'n You: Finding Your Place in Forever. She also completed the licensing and ministerial requirements at the Potter's House School of Ministry in Dallas, Texas.

An advocate for women and children, Phillipa founded and serves as Executive Director of the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, ilooklikeLOVE, Inc.. ilooklikeLOVE works to eradicate early childhood poverty through diaper assistance and capacity building for new mothers.


She is the proud parent on one adult son, Kenneth.

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