Think of it: rich young ruler. Opportunity of a lifetime. He decides the cost is too high to follow Jesus and walks away sad. (See Luke 18 –)
Most people I know are doing the same thing in their lives. God is holding out his presence and they’re walking away sad.
I think it’s because of a misunderstanding of what God is calling you to do.
First, let’s shake off the traditional religious thinking of what “sell all you have and give to the poor” really means. In Bible culture, a percentage would have been given to the poor and you’d have the rest to live on.