Advice my daddy always gave me with any major decision of my life was “did you count the cost?”
As I have had many major life changes including moving and job changes, I have pondered the cost of it all both monetarily and figuratively. But most importantly, I reflect on counting cost spiritually as my Savior Jesus Christ teaches, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” (Luke 14:28).
This verse, spoken in a parable, holds much practical wisdom that can be extracted. Jesus is preparing His disciples for great persecution, all-the-while still being expected to faithfully serve Him.
Christ is a mighty foundation to build upon. Nonetheless, the question is not, “Is it worth it?”
The question is, “Have you count the cost?” When you are in the middle of life and the heat is increased and the pressure is surmounting, what have you invested in the bank of your soul to get you through?
Take time and count it. There is today to learn and tomorrow to grow.
“The reason many people fail is not for lack of vision but for lack of resolve and resolve is born out of counting the cost” – Robert H. Goddard