Morning Coffee 9/18/14 Do You Know The Cost?
” A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, “If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. “But 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!” (Luke 14:25-26 NLT)
My favorite football player of all time is Ray Lewis, I Love the way he carries himself, I love his passion not just for football but for life and God. A few days ago the NFL network was showing a show about his life. The show followed him through the highs and lows of his NFL season. I didn’t just see his moments of triumphs I saw his low points when he got hurt. The show showed all the work he puts in to get to the goal of winning a Super Bowl.
We see these famous people on TV and in the media; we see the results of all their hard work. What we don’t always see is the failures they had to go through in order to be what they are today. What we don’t always see is the sleepless nights of being unsure on where to go, or what to do when it seems like the door of opportunity has closed. We don’t know everything they went through to get to where they are.
There is nothing wrong with having a role model. But before you say “I want to be exactly like them!” find out what it takes to be like them. Find out all the blood sweat and tears they poured out in the process of getting to their moment of success. “Count the cost and then see if God has destined and equipped you to go down that road. God may have something different for you. Seek Him and He will give you the answer. Do you know the cost?
Much Love & God Bless
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Song to Listen to: Heart Of Worship by Tasha Cobbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLt3-td_07E