You have probably experienced that moment of being scared to death and needing the courage to press on. Gripped by fear or, at the very least, gripped by your desire for comfort, you delay.
I wonder what Abram’s father, Terah, was experiencing in Genesis 11:31. He had fled the land of Ur, trying to get to Canaan, but stopped halfway in Haran. Why did he stop? Convenience? Fear? A better offer? For God’s promise to be fulfilled through Abram (Genesis 12:1), he needed to go all the way, but he didn’t. So, Abram was left to go on his own later in life.
Life takes courage. Doing hard things requires us to remember the promises of God and rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us. People may criticize us. Something more appealing may come along. Yet, nothing can take the place of God’s will in our lives.
My hope for you is that you keep the strength you need to do what God has called you to do. You know when God has called you to do something; you also know when you are intentionally avoiding it. Stay the course and keep your eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1–4).