I was reading in Numbers 32, when I stumbled upon this story:
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, “Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon— the land the Lord subdued before the people of Israel—are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock. If we have found favor in your eyes,” they said, “let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan.” (Numbers 32:1-5 NIV)
Israel is on the brink of entering Canaan, the Promised Land that they had been wondering in the wilderness for years to get to. Most of them are excited and ready to finally get there. All except the Reubenites and the Gadites. You see, they had gotten comfortable where they were, and made the decision to settle in a land that was good, but it wasn't the land that God intended for them. They even were willing to fight with Israel, as long as they could stay in their cozy little place that they had built for themselves.
How often do we settle for something that is good and comfortable rather than what God wants to bring us to? We might even go so far as to volunteer to help others get to their promised land, but would rather watch them go in as we stay where we feel safe. God has a Canaan land for all of us. It's time that we got out of our comfort zones and went after it with everything we've got. Don't stop short of where God wants to bring you. The Bible says that He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. God wants to complete His work in us. We just have to be willing to cross the Jordan.