“So they said to one another, ‘Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt’” (Deuteronomy 14:4).
The most challenging direction is forward. Human nature desires to stay put or go back to what was. It’s comfortable, familiar, predictable, and manageable. The journey of faith and the call of God’s Spirit, however, beckons us to go forth, to be stretched, to embrace the tension of knowing and not knowing, to venture forward as Abraham–not knowing where he was going. We are either moving down the road to faith’s final destination or blocking those trying to get there.