Counting the Cost Part 1

For every promise there is a price to pay. ~ Jim Rohn

The bible has a lot to say about promises. They called them vows back then but the seriousness of it wasn’t diminished. In fact, to have anything come out of your mouth was considered a vow. We aren’t so careful with words these days, we speak a lot of them that we don’t really mean but does it change the fact that what we say has meaning, whether we mean it or not?

We were made in the image of God and everything he says happens and IS. So therefore, the speech we carry IS.

Luke 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it– 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

In this passage of scripture it’s talking about a discipleship of ministry but here is where we find ourselves. Have you counted the price you’re going to have to pay to live out the life you’re creating? Many of us bought homes in the last 10 years. We thought we had it all planned out and then the economy tanked. Did we think, “Can we pay this price for the next 30 years? Can we pay more to get out of debt sooner?” No, most of us didn’t count the cost of the economy.

So for today chew on this. Have you counted the price you’ll have to pay to live out the life you are creating?