When we constantly seek outside satisfaction, the worst type of comfort sets in. We become complacent in our walk with Christ. We become the rich young man; we want the benefits of a relationship with Jesus without having to follow Him... without the sacrifice.
Many of us have spent the extent of our Christian experience living a morally better life than others, and that is it. We haven't lived in the freedom of being made alive.
Too often, following Jesus is a lot like my opinions about my recent flight path to Wisconsin. I know where I am starting, and I know what God wants for me, but I think I have this better way to get there than what is laid out for me.