Following God is risky business
Lots of people talk about the obedience necessary to follow God. Not as many people discover the vulnerability it takes to be truly obedient. We were never called to be followers of Jesus through grit and willpower.
Jesus said He would send the Helper. Holy Spirit draws us into the divine plan of God provoking us to believe beyond our understanding and seeing what we have never seen before.
He allows us to be disappointed at the failure of our own plans to help us to be amenable to His.