Count the Cost
The cost estimate was provided and a decision had to be made… to start or to wait. In the room with me were my close companions – Passion and Common Sense.
Passion said ‘Yes, go for it! Even if you don’t have all the money that’s required, just start and believe that God will provide, that the funds will come somehow, even from unexpected sources. After all, Jesus said, ‘Ask and it shall be given unto you…’ Where’s your faith? Come on, jump in’.
Common Sense had a different opinion. He said “Wait, count the cost. Remember Jesus also said ‘…don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’ Nothing stops you from exercising your faith in advance to secure the required sum for the project, or setting up streams that will bring you the income as and when due’.
Points well taken from both parties. I understand where Passion is coming from. Very rarely, events play out such that when you take a chance like this, things still work out fine but more often than not, going on this Passion proposed journey will make you cross paths with stress, anxiety and many mockers. You’ll also find yourself saying a lot of SOS prayers. So I would say, make sure you “heard” right before you proceed like this. Like a friend once said, ‘I’ll need one or two burning bushes for this one”. LOL.
On the other hand, heeding the advice of Common Sense will take you up the pathway of peace, confidence, assurance and rest. I prefer this path.
That said; the choice is yours.