Scripture: Genesis 11:31-32
Where's does God's will for your life collide with your complacency? Are you halfway through the dream God has given you? Sometimes in life we can leave what is comfortable and then just resettle somewhere else that seems familiar. Will you continue your journey?
In these verses we read that Terah follows God's call to leave Ur; God was calling him to a better place. But Terah stopped at a place called Haran and he got stuck there. Haran felt familiar even though it was a new place. They left Ur because it was a place of idolatry, but they stopped in Haran where they worshipped the moon god Nannar. Terah became happy with good enough.
Terah died in Haran: he was halfway to the promise land! He was a victim of the halfway hazard, where many get stuck. At the halfway point we spend too much time counting our losses and lose sight of the final destination.
As Christians there are two places we can get stuck: minimalism and hiding. First we can get stuck being minimal Christians: a person with one foot in the world and one foot in the church. This person cannot chose between desiring worldly things and holy things. Second, Christians can get stuck hiding behind the church doors: getting stuck here is where a person gets so consumed with doing things within the walls of the church that they forget to reach the world around them. Neither accomplishes much, but some people find comfort in these places and live lives stuck. We cannot get stuck in the world or get stuck forgetting to tell the world about Christ's saving power!
Ask yourself: are you feeling stuck? It's time to move on! You have adventured beyond Ur: your old and past life. You have a promised land, it is not your destiny to get stuck in Haran.