You will never go so far that God can not redeem and save you. In the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus is telling us that we can't go anywhere where He can't find and pursue us. In Romans 8 we learn that we can't be separated from His love!
God prepares leaders in a slow-cooker, not in a microwave oven. More important than the awaited goal is the work God does in us while we wait. Waiting deepens and matures us, levels our perspective, and broadens our understanding. by JCM