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How to Jump From the Comfort Zone to the Trust Zone
Thursday, April 25, 2024 by Lyvita Brooks

Have you ever felt the tug at your heart, urging you to step beyond the known and into a life of deeper faith? Join me, Lyvita and my guest Cecil Taylor as we traverse the path that takes us from the cozy confines of our comfort zones to the exhilarating trust zone where God's plan becomes our compass. Cecil, author of "From Comfort Zone to Trust Zone How Jesus Urges Us to Take Leaps of Faith for His Kingdom," imparts wisdom on how to quiet the anxieties that chain us to predictability and how to confidently say yes to the divine adventures set before us.




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Saints, have you ever been in a position where God is telling you to do something but fear and anxiety have frozen you against a wall? I know setting out on faith is hard when all you see are the problems, the failures, the broken safety nets, the unfulfilled promises, and the pain of “what ifs”, the lie of “nothing ever good comes of anything I do” and the “awfulizing”.

These sentence starters can ripe havoc on our body, mind and spirit. In this episode, I pray that my guest, Cecil Taylor and I can equip and encourage you to come from out of your comfort zone into the trusting of God zone.

So on to the intro...


Welcome to Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast. The podcast that helps you spend time with God to declutter your mind, intentionally.

This is Episode 99. It’s all about jumping from your comfort zone into the trust zone. Saints, time for a new perspective on life, time to take a risk.

Hi, I’m Lyvita. Author, Bible teacher, founder of The Me Project Academy and your host. Joining me in this discussion is Cecil Taylor. I asked him to join us because he wrote another book that ties in with the purpose of this podcast to build up the brokenhearted, to break the chains of anxiety, and unlock the prison doors of fear, so you, we, can complete the mission God’s called you to do, intentionally and daily.

Cecil Taylor’s book is called, From Comfort Zone to Trust Zone How Jesus Urges Us to Take Leaps of Faith for His Kingdom.



Together, I pray this episode awakens your senses to intentionally making steps in doing what God’s called you to do. Let’s get started.


Interview with Cecil Taylor

  1. 5:05 – Shares the impact of his first two books
  2. 8:20 – Comfort Zone Defined
  3. 11:20 – Trust Zone Defined
  4. 15:05 – Understanding “relinquishing certainity, embracing uncertainity”
  5. 18:43 – Practical Tips and Supports for making the jump from comfort zone to trust zone
  6. 27:50 – Closing Remarks
  7. 31:39 – How to connect with Cecil Taylor

35:47 – Cecil Taylor prays for the us.



Lyvita: Saints, thanks for tuning in. If you enjoyed this episode, then get your free weekly Newsletter to help you declutter your mind, make sense of your heart aches, and improve your self-talk, so you can go and do what God’s called you to do. All this and more can be found, including my contact info on hangingoutwithjesuspodcast.com or the show notes.

So until we meet again over the airwaves, intentionally and daily, hang out with Jesus.

Lyvita and Cecil: Shalom!


Resources Mentioned on the Episode and suggested reading & social media handles:


Lyvita Brooks enjoys hanging out with Jesus, which is the name of her podcast, Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast. She is the author of a book that contains her mother’s poems and reflections left to inspire you to communicate with others instead of fussing. Nuggets for Thought, is that book.


Cecil Taylor From Plano, TX At 4/29/2024 3:58:29 PM

Once again, it was such a please to record and hear this episode. Lyvita does such a great job of preparation, and it was a lot of fun to be on the podcast with her. First class, as always!

Reply by: Lyvita Brooks

Thanks Cecil for putting a smile on my face today. As always, it was great hanging out with you and meeting your wife. God Bless.

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