The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock. So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said, ‘If we have found favor in your eyes, let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan.”
Fear is enough to bury anyone. Being afraid of what you don’t know and comfortable with what you have can kill the biggest vision and the best plan.
The Reubenites and Gadites had just spent the past 40+ years following God through their worst nightmare. Hunger, thirst, war, homelessness and plague… You name it, they endured it. All in the name of the vision… “I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.” (Exodus 6:8)
Don’t let fear keep you at the edge of the promise. Don’t let comfort limit your potential.
Granted, it’s risky to enter a phase of life you’ve never seen before. But it’s ridiculous to invest blood, sweat and tears in your journey just to quit right before the end.
If you’re gonna put in the hard work along the way, make sure you cross the Jordan and own your potential.
Don’t let fear keep you out of your Promised Land.