Originally featured on Arutz Sheva.
What would you do if you knew that you could not fail? Most people would come up with extravagant responses like, “I would open up my own business,” “I would find the cure for cancer”, etc. However, most of us don’t pursue these dreams. Why? We are scared of failure. It is much easier to sit back in our personal Mitzraim. Yes, life isn’t lived to its full potential, but we are comfortable. What if while wondering into the desert of the unknown we will starve and want to turn back?
Perhaps, if I were a purely practical person, I would lock myself up in my room and never leave it. That way I won’t get sick, heartbroken, or experience stress. Yes, it’s boring, but nothing bad can happen. However, Hashem has expectations from us. Hashem expected us to kill the Egyptian god, the lamb, in broad daylight. Afterwards He expected us to get up and leave our homes to wander into a desert filled with snakes, scorpions, and evil nations. And later on, He expected us to conquer a land filled with giants… Continue reading on Arutz Sheva.