Leave Your Comfort Zone

Series: At the Movies | Week 4: Focus on Others

Read Joshua 1:9 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.


  1. What are we commanded to do?
  2. Who enables us to be strong?
  3. How is God described?


God spoke these powerful words to a man named Joshua who led the Israelites into the promised land, a responsibility that would’ve been outside anyone’s comfort zone. Even though this happened generations ago, God’s character is unchanging, and His promise to always be with His people will never be broken.

Yesterday we looked at the reminder to admit to others where we’ve gone wrong and ask for forgiveness. Oftentimes, saying we’re sorry is outside our comfort zone because it requires humility and vulnerability. Owning up to our mistakes doesn’t come from our own strength. It comes from knowing that God has already forgiven us, paid the price for our sin, and promised to always be with us.

When you have to step outside your comfort zone, who or what do you turn to for strength? If it isn’t God yet, how can you invite Him into these situations? What step can you take this week to remind yourself of His promise to always be with you? Who do you know who needs this encouragement that they aren’t alone in any circumstance?


Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.


During At the Movies, each week we’ll focus on remembering what we read. If you’re new to memorizing Scripture, start by looking at one section of one verse to remember this week.

Read Philippians 2:3-4 again to remember. If you want to begin by memorizing just part of it, start with this phrase:

“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”

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