Terah died in Haran.
Terah left the land of Ur, heading for Canaan, but he never made it.
He settled in Haran, and died there. (Genesis 11:31-32)
How many times do we settle for Haran? How many times do we start out, only to settle partway there? Be it a job, a hobby, a relationship, a project, or whatever, we often settle for less than we intended.
Why is that?
Why, when we start out with a goal in mind, do we often end up saying “good enough,” leaving it there, unfinished, unperfected. I know often for me it’s because I don’t think I can make it any further/better, and so live with what I have. Or, it doesn’t seem that important to put the effort in to making it better: it’s good enough the way it is.
I suppose I am continuing with the topics from my last two posts, wondering how I can remain steadfast in the goals I have set, to not settle for anything less than God’s best for my life. I don’t want to settle in Haran, but I feel like I’ve been camping there for the last few years. I’ve gotten sidetracked on the journey to Canaan, and have stayed longer than I wanted. But how do I continue on? continue reading