Have You Counted Up the Cost?


Luke 14:28-30 The Message (MSG)

28-30 “Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you’re going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you: ‘He started something he couldn’t finish.’

Are you one of those people who start great but never finish at all. When you put it in perspective, the goal of life is to finish, you don’t have to be the fastest, but you have to finish. So we’re not talking about how long it takes you to get to your finish line, we’re talking about you never making it. That is a horrible cycle that many people are in and they have grown miserable because the fruit of a non finisher is called sameness. Year after year no real progress, just the same ole same ole.

I believe a lot of what contributes to this sameness is lack of preparation. Are you one that emotionally make decisions, flying by the seat of your pants or are you one that takes time to think things out fully? I’m willing to bet if you answer was the latter than you are more likely to finish what you started. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it’s very necessary to go with the gut and make fast moves, but if you are constantly going with the gut but getting the same negative results, it might be time to change your method some.

The scripture above says that you’ll end up looking foolish if you start laying a foundation but don’t finish the building.

It’s time for some serious introspection, are you the type of person the scripture speaks of? Today it’s time to make a change, don’t haste- take you time and consider all things so that when you make a decision it sticks and will be of a benefit to you!!

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