I believe that God's ways for all of us are so much greater and higher and deeper than we are willing to face. We go "safe" and we settle. God dares us to go and be and feel something new, something different, something bold. We hold ourselves back and talk ourselves out of so many dreams that he has for us.
I am sitting in my office, looking out my window. With the windchill, it has warmed up to -42. I just saw a guy, sitting in his truck, with his window open, so he could smoke his cigarette. Hhhhmmm....stupid?