Count Up The Cost
The Prophet of Nazareth told the disciples to “count up the cost” before following Him. In other words, assess what you could possibly encounter on the walk of faith. The same principle applies when you commit to doing a work of service for the Lord. While there are many things that play a part in an individual counting up the cost, there are two things we cannot prevent asking ourselves ….
Questions We Must Answer
- Can I finish what I am starting? This is not a sprint. It is not a practice you can start then stop, start then stop. Anyone that starts and quits is not fit for the reward. Only the one that endures til the end will reap the benefit.
- Am I doing it from a pure heart? If the works you do are to be seen, or to hear applaud from a fan club, that work is rubbish. Meaningless mounds of vain refuse, good for nothing but the fire of judgment. Do what you do from a pure heart, and let God alone be the judge.
Things We Learn About Ourselves
Are you strong enough?
Are you #determined enough?
Can you pull the load alone?
The One Thing We Know
You have to KEEP GOING! You must keep going!
The truth is, things never get easier, we just find better ways in #overcomingobstacles and we learn to not dwell on them as much. It might sound #crazy, but the best approach is to be #thankful for every difficulty because it gives you a chance to prove yourself and at the end of the day, to be your own hero.
The key to it all? KEEP GOING