We desire to obey God. We desire to follow hard after Him. But let's be honest. Sometimes we think God is just asking too much of us.
In Exodus, this is how the Israelites felt. They may have been slaves back in Egypt, but they had food. Now they are out in the dessert and have nothing but manna.
"They said to Moses, 'Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” Exodus 14:11-12
They wanted to give up. They wanted to turn around and go back to Egypt. We can see what they were going to miss out on and God knew what He had planned for them. But all they saw were the difficulties.
How many times have we wanted to turn around and run from what God was calling us to? Like the Israelites, we cannot see what plans and blessings God may have up ahead, but it's there!
When God calls us to do something, whether it is starting a new church, going on a missions trip, buying the meal for the person behind you in line or witnessing to a neighbor, don't run back to Egypt. Run straight ahead to what God has called you to. He has a plan and a blessing! Embrace His calling!