Counting the Cost
So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:33 ESV
I have to be candid for a moment. I live a comfortable life. When I committed my life to Christ, and I said I would be his follower, but sometimes amongst a gritty heart examination, I fear that I made that statement with condition. I serve in my local church, but it’s almost with a “God I will serve you, as long as (insert statement here)” attitude.
Do you ever think about the true cost of following Christ? I’m not saying move to a foreign land and live amongst the primal natives, which not are all called to do; what I’m asking is have you examined your heart? Are we willing to leave our comfort zones?
The cost of following Christ is higher than ever these days. In a world that wants to mold God’s word into a self-serving, pick and choose “what works for you” gospel, to stand grounded on true scripture means persecution from the world. To count the cost is to accept the uncomfortable, to let Jesus work within us, and more importantly trust Him. We should act on our convictions, share the gospel when it is scary, and give in utter faith; we owe unbridled commitment to our Savior because trust is our gift back to God.
I have prayerfully committed to give God the 100% He deserves, even when it may be uncomfortable, are you all in?
God I love you and thank you for saving my life, for being what I could never be and loving me when I was and am at my darkest. Please forgive me when my heart is pointed anywhere other than towards you, and gently guide me when I fear the uncomfortable. In your Holy Name I pray, Amen.
Are you all in?
Ask The Holy Spirit to gently reveal areas you may be holding onto in your comfort zone and commit to give 100% to Christ.
Chelsi Woods is a Jesus loving, tattooed soccer mom, who’s passionate pursuit is making sure people know their worth in Christ alone. Effected by loss through suicide at a young age, through music, public speaking and writing, Chelsi hopes to bring people closer to Christ and offer the message of a supernatural peace and hope in Christ and Christ alone. Her hobbies are Pinterest fails, dad jokes, and embarrassing her 10-year-old daughter with her solid dance moves.