It never fails…. at the start of a new week we pray for the end to arrive! I am so very guilty of this! Isn’t it just like humans to want to bypass the hard work at the beginning… skate over the middle and arrive at the end to receive the benefits of the weekend celebration which is actually the reward for a hard weeks work?
Our attitude of a quick fix can & will bring us to a place where we are ill prepared to deal with the challenges in our life. We want to rush to the “end” to where we would like to receive what we claim we deserve. Once we get there we don’t have the tools necessary to overcome the challenges nor receive the perceived “reward” or opportunity.
28 “For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all the onlookers will begin to make fun of him, 30 saying, ‘This man started to build and wasn’t able to finish’ (Luke 14: 28-29, Holman Christian Standard Bible)
Often times we want to jump into something because it seems good or appeals to our flesh . When the first wind of turmoil comes we have not what it takes to complete the task. Simply because we didn’t consider anything. We did not COUNT THE COST! It is so very important to make certain that we are not rushing through to get to where we feel is important, because if we make this a habit and take no thought to God’s plans, or our responsibility… We will surely miss the Miracle on Monday that God wanted us to witness and to then share with unbeliever.
Ask yourself… Will you be the person who skips over every opportunity and forgo getting reproved and corrected…. till one day you get before the Father and He tells you…. “Depart from me…. I NEVER knew you!” (Matthew 7:23)
Until next time…. Bask In His Presence, Be Blessed & GET READY!!!