I wonder how many of us have started something without really understanding what it would cost us to see it to completion? Lately, this idea of counting the cost has been bubbling up within me. Jesus said in Luke 14:28–30:
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down
and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
Luke 14:28 (ESV)
There are so many things that we start in life and don’t complete because we haven’t fully weighed what it’s going to take from us. So many of us have started courses and have had to stop mid-way; wasting our time and our resources, all of which could have been avoided with careful considerations. In the case of myself I’ve been ruminating on if I was wise to start the things I’ve started: this blog for example. The costs associated with it (apart from physical costs) are: my time, my dedication to posting, being willing to share aspects of myself on an online forum and being open to criticisms (of my writing amongst other things). It’s hard. Some of these things I have definitely considered but some of them I haven’t, and this is why so many people start and never finish the race.
Even Christ employed us to think carefully before we make decisions even decisions as important as where we spend eternity. It’s important that we take decision making seriously in order to avoid mistakes. Every step we take in our lives require consideration, and with the help of God may we make the right choices. Don’t blindly follow others in their decisions, choose wisely and with godly (and God’s) counsel. It’s important that we finish well and responsibly. If you’re going to learn how to drive, make sure that it’s for yourself and you’ve considered what it’s going to take from you- time, money and dedication. Don’t start only to stop halfway- finish to the end. Always ask God for direction and He will guide you.
P.S: I will be on a short hiatus due to exams but will be back soon (don’t miss me too much! J) and pray for me please!