Why I’m Choosing to Get Uncomfortable This Year

Matthew 6:33Usually every new year, I fill my vision board up with at least 20-25 goals and resolutions for the year. And over the past four years, I’ve seen amazing things happen and dreams realized that were literally lifted verbatim, right off that simple white dry erase board.

This year, however, I wanted to do things a little differently. This year I only listed one goal on my vision board.

“I will seek, pursue, and fall in love with Jesus with radical abandon.”

For some of you who maybe just started reading my blog or aren’t that familiar with my message, this might come as a surprise. For others of you, who have been invested in my journey for years now and know my heart, you know that I’ve never hidden the fact that I’m a Christian and that I share my faith often. It has never been my goal or my intention to shove my faith down anyone’s throat, but to simply operate from a place of love and acceptance and grace and encouragement, and pray that my life speaks for itself. I’ve found that if you are living your life in a way that is honoring God, you don’t have to preach at anyone because your life will be a living, breathing, walking, talking testimony. My message is all about love. Loving yourself, loving others, sharing love with a hurting world. I believe Jesus is love, too. Which is why I wanted to align my heart more closely with His this year. And why I plan to share my spiritual journey and the things God is showing me more frequently here on my blog in the coming months.

I can tell you that since I wrote that resolution or goal or whatever you want to call it on my vision board, my life has never been more abundant or thriving or positive. Things with my career are booming. The website and my social media platforms are thriving. My friendships are being strengthened. I’ve found a new life group that has bolstered my faith and produced great revelation in every area of my life. I’m getting healthier in my eating and exercise habits. I might even have some things happening in the romance department 🙂 (More on that later – I promise). And my relationship with Jesus has become the most precious and life-giving and joy-producing relationship of all. I am taking time to meditate and be still and get silent and stop talking AT Him and listen TO him. And my life has never felt more hopeful and exciting, and, well…ALIVE.

It’s like God wanted me to see, really SEE, that I never had to seek success at all. Or friendships. Or love. Or opportunity. Or anything at all, other than Him. We hear the scriptures and we learn the scriptures and we recite the scriptures, but when we actually SEE the scriptures lift right off the page and play out in real-time, in real ways, in our lives…it’s awe-inspiring.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all things will be added to you.” ~Matthew 6:33

Anyway…I just wanted to share my new journey with you guys because I love you and consider you family and there’s rarely anything that happens to me in my life that I DON’T want to share with you. And I wanted to ask you to bear with me, and trust me, even if you are not a Christian and have no use for faith and are basically rolling your eyes as you read this post. Because I can promise you this: I will never judge you. I will never condemn you. I will never tell you why I’m better than you because I follow God and you don’t. This isn’t about that.

This is about me sharing a new and exciting relationship in my life with you, the same way I would share a new dating relationship with you. This is a new journey for me, and though I have been following God since I was 20, I can honestly say I’ve never had this deep and rich of a relationship with Him until now. And I honestly believe that even if you don’t subscribe to my particular form of faith, there will still be valuable lessons in my journey of seeking after His face that you can apply to your own life.

During my quiet time with Him on January 2nd, God spoke something very clearly into my heart:

Get uncomfortable this year, Mandy.  You worship comfort too much.

This blog is step one of my getting uncomfortable…baring my soul before you and risking offending those of you who don’t believe as I do. It’s a big risk, I know. But I am determined to get uncomfortable this year regardless of the repercussions or the reactions  from the world, and I’m asking you to get uncomfortable with me. Whatever that looks like for you. Let’s step out on faith and take more chances and do things we’ve never done and see where the road less traveled takes us.

Shall we?

128 Responses to “ Why I’m Choosing to Get Uncomfortable This Year ”

  1. kathi
    January 12, 2014

    Count me in!

    • Sarah
      January 12, 2014

      Love it 🙂 I made this same commitment so I am grateful to have found you on here and have another woman to relate to ! How exciting 🙂

    • Paula Williams
      January 12, 2014

      I’m excited. My spiritual journey has come along way. I’m ready to get uncomfortable for the Lord.

    • January 12, 2014

      I have had a rather tough 2013 & I’ve come to realize it was God’s way of getting me closer to him. I thank him everyday for not giving up on me. If possible I will like to join you on your journey this year to get uncomfortable cause I know God has great things for my life. God blessings to you

    • Teresa
      January 12, 2014

      Awesome!! I’m ALL In This Year!!

    • Natisha
      January 12, 2014

      Just what I needed as I get uncomfortable. Sometimes leaving the comfort zone isn’t the easiest BUT when God is leading the way, it is the best!!!

    • Liz
      January 12, 2014

      I’m not kidding – I have been feeling like I should do this very thing. The past few years have been very tumultuous for me. I am finally in a really good head space (eating better, challenging my exercise “comfort zone,” making it a point to say out loud what I’m grateful for every morning and many other ways that make me feel great). A friend of mine changed her life a few years ago and now completely honors her Christianity. I’m going to go to church with her in the very near future – something that is making me feel uncomfortable but I need to do this for myself. 🙂 I am a happy, single, 49 year old!

    • Amanda Haley
      January 12, 2014

      I am new to your blog after finding you on Facebook. I love it! Thank you for being real and sharing. It is an inspiration.

    • Linzi
      January 12, 2014

      I’m in 🙂

    • mary
      January 12, 2014

      Wowow. God bless you..for stating the truth and for sharing your life…
      Thank YOU for being soooo brave and letting it all out.. You are very inspiring…

    • Loraine
      January 12, 2014

      I’m in! I want to stop talking at God, but rather learn to listen to Him. I feel blessed to have found you. Thank you for being you! 🙂 Lets do this!!

    • Jennifer
      January 12, 2014

      I have also found how different my life has been since strengthening my relationship with Jesus. I’ve been told it’s shining thru me. I have an important person I want and pray for daily to find God and proclaim Jesus Christ as his personal savior. I’m like you in that I will never force my faith on anybody but I already seeing God working THRU me by my outlook, attitude, and the “shining” that’s coming out of me. I applaud you with your goal this year ❤️❤️❤️

    • Dominique
      January 12, 2014

      I am standing in Agreement with you and I, too will get “uncomfortable” this year.
      Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I really admire your writings.
      May God continue to bless you on this journey in this season.


    • January 12, 2014

      Everything, that you expressed, is really how I feel, I love the LORD so much & all HE’S done for me, I can’t Help but to Tell people, about his loving kindness, I have NEVER in my LIFE, been so HAPPY, and filled with JOY!!!

    • Eri Yoshino
      January 12, 2014

      This is my message also.. thanks Mandy, you are an inspiration, some might be offended, bu its okay as long as we dont get Jesus offended 🙂

    • Claudine
      January 13, 2014

      I’m in and I feel the same way.

    • Jade
      January 13, 2014

      I also made the same agreement with God as a “resolution”. I spiritually rededicated in July of 2013 but made the decision to be fully open to whatever God has in store for me (and that includes being completely uncomfortable). I can honestly say that I have been having trails and rough waters but I have felt God’s presence each and everyday. I am more spiritually grounded and stronger in faith. I choose to take on the attitude that God works from the inside out; no matter what life hands me, I believe and claim that this will be a God-touched year for me in several areas. HE is incredible! I thank you for opening the door for this discussion. We will make it together. Be blessed.

    • January 13, 2014

      You have written the words in my heart. Thank you! Let’s go!

    • January 13, 2014

      Love this blog! I’m ready !!!

    • cristelle
      January 13, 2014

      Let’s get do this I need to understand more

    • CJuliana
      January 13, 2014

      I will let myself loose and step out of my comfort zone! !! Count on me

    • Michelle
      January 13, 2014

      I’m in too!!;) you’ve described what I’ve been feeling for a while now.thank you for sharing your heart!

    • Karla
      January 13, 2014

      Thank you its awesome to see that I am not in this journey alone

    • Teri
      January 13, 2014

      Count me in too! 🙂

    • Keisha
      January 13, 2014

      Love this!! I am ready to get uncomfortable this year as well and I am striving to strengthen my Christian walk and relationship with God. Thanks for sharing your journey I cant wait to hear more.

      Keisha 🙂

    • Lynne
      January 14, 2014

      I had a very hard last few years. I know that the Universe delivered me to the place I am now. I have learned, finally, to recognize my daily blessings and the inner peace that comes with that.

      I am so grateful for accidentally finding your blog and the self awareness that I am experiencing through it. You are a blessing and I cherish you.

    • Judy
      January 14, 2014

      I was just studying on another blog incourage: Turning into the pain (which is fasting for me right now) asking God to show me the trouble spots or comfortable spost in my worship, pushing me outside my comfort zone gives me more depth and makes me more like Jesus. When Christ pushes my vulnerable places, (food fasting) or depression, lonliness, fear, the need to control, it actually creates a deeper intimacy with Him.
      I dig your site look forward to what God has for me this year, He is working on it this minuete, even though I can’t see it. Be blessed

    • Genessia Jones
      January 15, 2014

      This is a beautiful article I absolutely loved it and I just love you! I follow you on twitter and I just found you on fb. You are such an inspiration to me and your faith in God is so sttong and genuine. I too promised my self to build a closer relationship with God because I knoe without him I am nothing. So im ready to get “uncomfortable” as I take my spiritual journey. I pray that God continue to bless you and have favor over your life.

    • Kishma Vincent
      January 15, 2014

      Thank you for sharing this. You have given me the courage to become uncomfortable as well.

    • erin
      January 15, 2014

      awesome …. i am doing 21 days of prayer at my church and loving every minute of it .. my prayer life has far exceeded all of my expectations .. i really pray for others and myself and then pray for all the things i am thankful for in the lord … and then i spend time listening to him .. i had the most sweetest moments this morning after only 1 hour of sleep last night .. god is soo good

    • Tanya
      January 18, 2014

      Love it!

    • Diane Perry
      January 19, 2014

      I’m In, with both shoes on!!!

    • beth rubic
      January 26, 2014

      Thank you so much!! Inspiring and convicting!!!

    • Destiny
      January 30, 2014

      Amen sister! I have been following your journey for over 3 years now and I have absolutely loved watching you grow! Probably because I am growing with you and I am so excited to discover that you are embarking on the exact same spiritual journey as I am right now. Great things are in store for us- we just have to trust HIM! I cannot wait to see the strides we have in 2014!

    • Alexa Marie
      February 3, 2014

      Omg mandy! This is what has been happening in my life even before 2014! All you said is absoluty everything I’ve been feeling lately! I just feel that I’m in god’s grace! How he support me! How he show me his love above anything! It’s just amazing to finally live this way with him! And I have results! In my college,friends,family,myself and even “love” part! Once you decide to seek him as your first love… He totally show you love,grace,faithfullness and mercy back! I’m back to my first love and enjoying being single ! 😉 in a healthy way!

    • Mary Jones
      February 3, 2014

      I am so glad someone finally understands me and my journey. Count me in!

    • Ashleigh Teasley
      February 4, 2014

      You are such an inspiration. I agree to get uncomfortable with you.

  2. January 12, 2014

    Wow!! That’s an amazing testimony & I pray that God Continue to give you the strength & courage to share his word!!
    Your sis in Christ::
    God Bless!!

    • Letty
      January 22, 2014

      I’m soo happy to walk this path with you. Thank you!!!

    • marvo
      February 1, 2014

      Yes we shall!

  3. shelly adams
    January 12, 2014

    Thank you for being bold enough to share your faith!

  4. Michele
    January 12, 2014

    I want to get uncomfortable too! I thought I had been abandoned by God, boy was I wrong! He loves ME! I know that now and would like to take the journey with you!

    • Mandy Hale
      January 12, 2014

      He will never, ever, ever abandon you, sweet friend! I actually believe it is at our weakest moments when we feel the most abandoned is when He’s closes to us. 🙂 xoxo

  5. Dorenda Miller
    January 12, 2014

    🙂 I depend on God everyday for everything , and I look forward to sharing fellowship with you.

    • January 12, 2014

      I am a cancer survivor..and without my relationship with The Lord..I would have been lost..this last year has been rough ..a lot of life changes..but luv to read his word from the Bible..hear uplifting words from other believers..my faith in Jesus has sustained me..thank you Lord

  6. Kelly White
    January 12, 2014


  7. Julie Johnson
    January 12, 2014

    Because comfortable just isn’t working for me! It’s keeping me at arms length rather then in Gods arms, it’s allowing excuses from my past experiences to keep me isolated from those God may have for me as friends or even a mate, it has me standing in cement afraid to step forward in all areas especially creativity…..simply not working!

  8. Brandy Miller
    January 12, 2014

    Please please please add me to your blog following list! I so desire to dance with God so that He will only let His desires for me cut in to my life! I would love to join you on this quest but am unsure how to subscribe to your blog!

    Thank you for choosing to step out in faith and share with someone like myself who wants this same thing desperately bit does not know how to begin!

    Brandy Miller

    • Mandy Hale
      January 12, 2014

      Just go to the top right corner of any page on the site and click “Subscribe”! 🙂

  9. Joy
    January 12, 2014

    Amen! Having recently heard about your book, and starting to read it, I feel it and you have been an answer to my prayers. Looking forward to hearing about your journey and seeing what is in store for us both. God bless you and keep you.

  10. Bobbie
    January 12, 2014

    Thank you for sharing! I am a Christian and I was in a bad way for about 10 years so I am now coming back…. I am alone in every aspect of my life right now and you are right I need to seek GOD…I just pray he adds people to my life and surrounds me with his love…..oh I am uncomfortable…. God Bless and thanks for stepping out

  11. Melody Morgan
    January 12, 2014

    I, too, have lived my life in the safe, comfortable zone. I do the usual, go to church on Sundays, etc. It’s not a bad life but so lacking in something. The unsettled feeling of dissatisfaction. Something needs to change for me to resolve my struggles and be truly happy.

  12. Simone
    January 12, 2014

    This a powerful devotion. Praise God. Thank you for posting this!

  13. Jo
    January 12, 2014

    count me in too!

  14. Crystal
    January 12, 2014

    Thank you for allowing God to use you. Your book, Facebook post and testimony has been a great encouragement to me. This is my first year without my father who passed away in august. This next chapter in my life is uncharted territory for me but this blog is helping me find my way. May God continue to bless you.

  15. dawn
    January 12, 2014

    I’m on the same journey! I think God is calling His people to Him because I’ve heard soo many other people say the same thing.

  16. Rendi
    January 12, 2014

    I’m walking with my Christian family … This is going to be good!!!

  17. January 12, 2014

    I honestly can’t explain what finding your blog has meant to me. It has helped me so much. I’ve read your books twice and each time I see more beauty. My goal for this year was to chase after the ONE man who has never let me go. The ONE who has ran after me when I’ve walked away. To focus more on Him and the ministry He has given me thanever before. I’m choosing to dance this beautiful dance of grace. Thank you!!

  18. Debbie
    January 12, 2014

    Yes please!!!!

  19. January 12, 2014

    Beautiful. I wish you a blessed year.

  20. January 12, 2014

    What a confirmation that i too need get closer to God. Just set a goal for myself besides the other things this year. I started reading the Bible from the beginning today. I’ve been in church pretty much all my life. My body was there but not my mind. Now that I’m older its time time for me to get an understanding for myself. Count me I’m fur getting uncomfortable this year. By next year I’ll be comfortable and have a testimony for the test that I’m going through.
    God Bless You
    Michelle G.

  21. Jessica
    January 12, 2014

    Thank you for this post. I am 7 months into a separation that was not my choice. Just when things get better and peace is found another wave of pain occurs. Your posts are inspiring and encouraging and a gift from God. I appreciate you.

  22. Juls
    January 12, 2014

    I’m getting uncomfortable too. Felt like you wrote what I’ve been feeling, very similar story. Thank you for your transparency!!

  23. Mariel Gonzalez
    January 12, 2014

    Adding it to my prayer box! God is great! I love your book! Please keep doing what you’re doing. You have been a inspiration in my life and a mentor. THANK YOU!

    • Rachelle
      February 12, 2014

      Mandy this year i had this urge to get off my comfort zone and me bumping to your page got me thinking its actually God telling me to leave my comfort zone and chose to get uncomfortable and by doing so i will i will know the strength that lies within me. Thanks so much.

  24. Deana
    January 12, 2014

    Mandy I have felt so in tune with everything I have read from you so I am willing to try this concept of being uncomfortable too. I feel like God is keeping me off-balance these days and my eyes are opening to the changes I need in my life. I’ll be here with you and with God waiting to see where He leads next. Thanks for your courage!

  25. Jen
    January 12, 2014

    I’m so excited you will be writing more about this because this is the area of my life I am working on! I want to get even closer to God, but sometimes it’s hard for me to know how. Thank you for everything you do!

  26. Sonna
    January 12, 2014

    Thank you…working on getting uncomfortable too…

  27. Rebel Rose
    January 12, 2014

    Mandy you are like a breath of fresh air!!!! Count me in and please add me to your website, blogs and whatever else you have going on!!!!!

  28. Brenda Marie
    January 12, 2014

    Oh I hear you sister!! I’m in with you!

  29. Pamela
    January 12, 2014

    Such a great message. I wish I had 1/2 your strength. You are an inspiration.

  30. trish
    January 12, 2014

    Mandy!!!! Get out of my head! I am so in!!!!

  31. January 12, 2014

    Hi Mandy!

    I love it! My resolution for this year is BE FEARLESS so I know I will be uncomfortable at times; if not most of the time. My fear of failure has held me back from many dreams and pursuits. I am so glad to be on this journey with you!

  32. Cheryl
    January 12, 2014

    Awesome!! When we step out of our comfort zones in faith, God does incredible things!

  33. Tammie
    January 12, 2014

    Congrats & count me in to step out of my comfort zone

  34. Shalynn
    January 12, 2014

    I have to say that within the past few months my life has changed drastically. I am thankful to have found an inspiring Christian woman who has not only inspired but touch my life in a major way. Mandy you have encouraged me through social media, blog and your book and I have to say I truly believe that you have saved me from a deep depression and a possible suicide! I thank God for you and your passion to let us single women know that we are loved and we are not alone. And I will continue to pray for you in your quest to success! May God continue to bless you and give you everything your heart desire.

  35. Maria Martina
    January 12, 2014

    I’m with you. C’mon let’s get uncomfortable! 😉

  36. Carla
    January 12, 2014

    I would like to join u! I have chosen to become closer to God this year also. It is nice to know there are others who are called to the same thing! Praying for many blessings for u Mandy!

  37. January 12, 2014

    Exellent! I’m in the same place with you! Let’s get uncomfortable together & lean on the Lord in a entirely new major way!

  38. Amanda
    January 12, 2014

    I am going through this exact same journey!!! I feel like I just read my own life story in this blog entry!

  39. Alma
    January 12, 2014

    Funny, i am turning 41 tomorrow and I feel the same calling: develop a relationship with Jesus; surrender; give in. The message to me was Psalm 46:10 as I am always thinking there is something I need to do to make thing happen. I am also living in silence to hear more. Will keep sharing.

  40. Valerie
    January 12, 2014

    I’m in…stepping out of my comfort zone

  41. Jessica
    January 12, 2014

    I am ready to get uncomfortable too! And as far as the Christianity aspect, my pastor told us today that we should live in a way that people respect our commitment and dedication to our faith, even if they don’t agree with out beliefs. I think you are a great example of someone who spreads such positive and loving messages, that even those who aren’t Christians can appreciate you and gain knowledge from you. Keep it up!

  42. Anjie
    January 12, 2014

    Every time I get scared to do what’s “uncomfortable” and I want to go back to the old way, God sends me a message! Here it is loud and clear! Thank you! I’m ready!

  43. January 12, 2014

    Hi Mandy! I’ve been checking in to your blog quite frequently for the past few months. Thank you for sharing your growth in your faith walk. From one single Christian woman to another, it’s always great to hear how God works in the lives of others. I also like hearing the perspectives of those who don’t share my faith. God still loves us all. God bless you and I’ll be following in the future!

  44. Lesley
    January 12, 2014

    You wrote the book that I have long felt needs to be written! I am also in love with LOVE and its magical healing and creative powers. I believe that the source of this love can be called GOD. Or by any other name that people can embrace wholeheartedly and receive the rays of Love, Healing, Joy, Wisdom, Laughter and all that is good which is constantly beaming down and all around us from the CREATOR – all we need to do is walk into and soak up those rays! We are also creators and get to play and choose if we will reflect the CREATOR’s image through our own beautiful uniqueness.

  45. AJ
    January 12, 2014

    I’m in

  46. Debbie
    January 12, 2014

    I am so ready to get uncomfortable and fall in love with Jesus and serve Him with radical abandon! Mandy, I see myself in most everything posted in today’s blog. I am on this journey and my goal in 2014 is to pursue God like never before!

  47. January 12, 2014

    OMG! I’m all in for being UNCOMFORTABLE. What an AWESOME POSITION to be in.

  48. Kelli
    January 12, 2014
  49. Erica
    January 12, 2014

    You are such a breath of fresh air! Thank you for sharing what you’re learning and your relationship with Jesus. You are an incredible inspiration for me. You have changed so many people’s lives with your encouragement and wisdom. I’m so happy for you in all the exciting things that are happening in your life. You’ve been through a lot – worked past tears, hardship, heartbreak and seeming defeat, to come back, conquer those things and lead the rest of us to triumph as well. One day you’ll write a book called “The Married Woman” and I’ll be looking forward to that, too. God bless you, Mandy for baring your heart and soul. You are an answered prayer.

  50. Felecia
    January 12, 2014

    I am so in!! There is NO joy like being in the presence of GOD’s GRACE!

  51. Samantha Davis
    January 12, 2014

    I love this and yup count me in ^_^ I want to get uncomfortable this year in everything .. I want to push myself to the limit and beyond with god, with my health, with school with everything yup count me in I love this ^_^

  52. Laura
    January 12, 2014

    I’m so excited to have found this site! I had a horrible 2013, my divorce is almost final, and through the pain, I discovered God. So, I’m newly single, newly baptized, and also devoting 2014 to getting closer to God. How perfect I found you! Love and blessings!!!

  53. Brittany
    January 12, 2014

    Whoa, talk about a God breathed message! I just saw a pin on pinterest that I had to chew on for a minute but didn’t let it resonate. This post pretty much confirmed it. The pin was photo of two circles far apart from each other. One circle said “your comfort zone” the other said “where the magic happens”. I’m ready, let’s do this!

  54. angie
    January 12, 2014

    You have helped me. I am overweight and I struggle. It hurts me. I have tried and am still trying. Very hard for me to have relationships because of it. Please pray for me.

    • Mandy Hale
      January 13, 2014

      I will certainly be praying for you, dear friend. And honestly sometimes when we just surrender & stop the struggle & just get really still is when God comes in and does what we can’t. I am believing with you for a breakthrough in 2014!

  55. Christine Samson
    January 12, 2014

    Hi Mandy! Your posts inspires me, so much that I made a big step at the beginning of the year. I said, “I will let go of the things that are weighing me down and let God.” It really felt good. I thank God for the courage.

  56. Susan
    January 12, 2014

    Nearly everything that, and everyone whom once mattered most to me has either been taken from me, lost, or forsaken between 2005 and today, January 12, 2014. The end of 2012 through the end of 2013 have likely been the toughest of my life… talk about getting uncomfortable. About me… I’m Jewish. That said, at one point last year, while unfortunately having no alternative but to live in my
    car due to spousal abandonment, I do believe I indeed heard God speak to me/my heart, and my soul (in my own voice, of course) with words of wisdom that answered questions I believe I’ve never asked aloud. Talk about uncomfortable, and yet being uncomfortable was so comforting because within it I found “God…. uncomfortable was comforting

    • Mandy Hale
      January 13, 2014

      Praying for you, my sweet friend! I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through…but God clearly has His hand on you & it WILL get better. Hang in there!

  57. Kaleena
    January 13, 2014

    I love what you are doing! I truly believe God connects His people for His purpose. So none of our feelings or decisions are a mistake or by chance. Your blog is meant to touch someone. I’m choosing to be celibate. It’s something that I’m uncomfortable saying for so many reasons but it’s time for me to boldly state it! I’m choosing to be celibate! No matter what happens, who I meet, or if I fall in love. My love for God is my focus.

  58. Renee
    January 13, 2014

    I’m in!

    • Gretzel Ocasio
      January 13, 2014

      I’m in…!!

  59. Renee
    January 13, 2014

    I can completely relate to you!
    So excited I read this today!

  60. Justine Anne Brophy
    January 13, 2014

    You had my attention at uncomfortable! So keen to see what Jesus has in store this year! PS Mandy, I’ve been reading your blog for just over a year now and I can see your growth in that short space of time! So inspiring <3 Thank you!

  61. adetoke johnson
    January 13, 2014

    Hi Mandy this is my first time reading your blog but I follow you on twitter. I want you to know I appreciate your word of encouragement. Count me in…am part of the team now! Excited!

  62. angela
    January 13, 2014

    I had already dedicated my 2014 to eat, pray, love!

  63. Janka
    January 13, 2014

    I´m all IN ! Hugs and God bless you !

  64. Amber Alexander
    January 13, 2014

    Love it!!!!! I’m in as well!!!!

  65. January 13, 2014

    Hi Mandy I can relate with your journey! On the 1Jan 2014 my first devotion was based on Mat6v33.

    Can’t wait for Restoration

  66. Janette Alvarez
    January 13, 2014


  67. Kathy
    January 13, 2014

    Count me with you on this journey. I’m at a place in my life I need to get “uncomfortable” too! I’m excited to be a part of this!

  68. Audrey
    January 13, 2014

    I’m with you – my world has been turned around with the idea of Jesus Plus Nothing. He wants us all!

  69. kathy
    January 14, 2014

    I have already given myself to the Lord. I feel a happiness in peace whenever I think about him. I have known for a while I need to get out of my comfort zone. I’m in…

  70. Tumisang
    January 15, 2014

    Dat sounds awsome i am inspired to follow you,i fl like i hv a lot to learn from you.

  71. Melania Eaves
    January 15, 2014

    Amen!! I’m in

  72. Belinda
    January 16, 2014

    Mandy, that’s EXACTLY what I’m doing this year, too! I’ve decided to learn a new Bible verse each week (even some of them in Spanish!), read through the Bible this year & get involved as much as possible in my church. I want to fall in love with Jesus, daily, so that I can proclaim His name with my life and give Him glory. He’s already blessed, taught me so much & even stretched me beyond my comfort zone. I’ve always had the desire for a relationship with a God-loving, following, and serving guy, but I’m FINALLY understanding that He indeed is enough & I’m living my life that way. So THANK YOU for all you’re doing & may God bless! 🙂

  73. Dorinda
    January 19, 2014

    Hmmmm whenever I think abt how far God has brought me in life…from jus existin to now realising everyday in a new way what it means for to be alive n healthy n able to talk to him n feel his spirit within me…I’m in awe constantly, I noe my journey of faith is not ova there’s still soo much I need to learn, but I realise that My God is a pursuing God n He is not giving up on u n I. I carry this with me always….

  74. Fani K
    January 19, 2014

    Mandy, just came across your blog through your FB page. Can I say I’m with you. I lost my father about a year ago and his death brought me closer to Him and to the church. I know I’m far from ready for THAT relationship yet as He is still healing my heart. I surrendered everything to Him last year. My journey is quite new but I have faith I will get stronger with Him. So I’m with you. I plan on getting uncomfortable as well.

  75. […] I know. It’s the 47th Day of January and a tad too late to make resolutions. A the beginning of this year, I thought through all the things I intended to accomplish. Normally, I have a list of more than 3 resolutions, most of which I never accomplish. However this time I wanted to do things differently, so I made a quite resolution I hadn’t intended to share till I read a very similar post here. […]

  76. Lauri
    January 21, 2014

    Thank you for your inspiration! What a great word or phrase for the new year! I am new to your blog and loving it!! So, count me in! I look forward to more postings!!

  77. riyadh_ksa
    January 22, 2014

    thank you for your inspiring blog, i think this is the right for us who believe to Jesus to spread his goodness in this wicked world.And the promise will come to you if you allowed yourself to do His work first in your life.all your needs will be added unto you. what a great promise

  78. […] Choosing to Get Uncomfortable This Year” and it really spoke to me. (Find her article HERE) What I got from her blog post was that she was deciding that when it came down to uncomfortable […]

  79. Dana Qhite
    January 29, 2014

    Awesome getting uncomfortable with self but getting comfortable with God, awesome

  80. Linda
    January 31, 2014

    Thank you for this inspiring article, I ave bn nursing this dreaminside of me but I jst didn’t ave the right words for to tell God, am glad I found my self here, I am with u in this pursuede. I pray for the leading of the Lord.

  81. Leslie
    January 31, 2014

    I love your openness and though you are Christian, love that this blog is open to all beliefs without anyone wishing to convert our personal faith to their beliefs. I too have been and am continuing to get closer to God and this brings me peace, joy and unconditional love beyond understanding. Thank you for this topic and the motivation it has brought to me to continue on moreso – feels good that I have a group of single women to connect with.

  82. February 1, 2014

    I read this post and smiled all the way to the end. Last year I read Knight and Shining Armour and made the same decision: to get to know Jesus in a more intimate way and to deepen my relationship with Him.
    I have grown so much since making that decision and my friendships have grown and deepen too.
    Here is a to a very uncomfortable 2014. He is in control.

  83. Greciana
    December 18, 2014

    It is approaching 2015 and God just placed on my heart the same as you. I simply typed into Google ..”Lord, I choose to be uncomfortable for you” and your site was the first to pop up! As i read it I was immediately aware that God was using it to bring confirmation to me for the new year.
    Thank you

    and it is so awesome how God lets us know that us showing our light for Him connects us to every last one of our brothers and sisters
    It is our north star

    So thank you sister for waking my spirit up when it needed it the most

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