One of the best things I have ever read off of a church sign is, "You don't have to know it all to begin." I can't stand wasting time or energy so I like to know all the details before I commit to do something.
When God showed us the option to move to Houston, I knew the path was going to have unfamiliar territory, rugged terrain and blind curves. None of which are my kind of good time.
Despite the fact that I could foresee there being many awesome moments that make the change all worth it, I knew there would be immense costs and maybe a few that brought me to my knees. There might be some things about decisions that I make along the way that turn out to be mistakes in judgement, spending, trust or investing.
What if I fail? What if this doesn't work out? What if I have to find something else to fall back on?
Are those valid concerns? Sure. Do I need to plan as best as I can? Absolutely. Are they worth not trying? No. More people can relate to mistakes or failures than successes any day.
If you are staring at your own personal starting line afraid of what your race will look like, let me tell you this. It may be ugly, it may be tough, but it WILL be worth it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Just like a baby develops beyond where the eye can see, there are things that must develop in you that will not be recognized until they have fully matured. Does that make them any less worth developing? No.
Begin, right where you are. Posture yourself for the dream you have inside by making today the first day you truly pursued your dream in spite of anything you may have ever feared.