There is a cost in moving forward into new levels. Some don’t understand the cost. There are things that just don’t come easy. You must recognize in order to obtain the next level, you must count the cost. Consider what it will take and acknowledge this may not come easy but be willing to move past however difficult it gets. Let’s take a moment to discuss, “The Cost.”
Moving into a higher position will come at a cost. Jesus paid the highest price when He died on the cross for the whole world. Now we have been given a free gift of salvation to receive by faith. Oh what an incredible price paid for each of us out of pure love. The question comes will we be willing to lay down our lives and follow him? What does this mean… would we deny ourselves daily and count the cost in obedience to His will, plans and purposes for our lives.
Believe God, and obey His will for your life. Understand that to come up to another level you first must learn how to stay humble and gentle in heart. Stay sensitive to His gentle leading and learn how to wait on Him. There is always something to learn when you come to another level. God will not take you somewhere if He is not there. Remember He leads us beside still waters for His name sake.
There is something about obeying God that transfers each of us to deeper places with Him. Understand that as you come up higher there are things He wants to remove for our own good. He gently calls us and teaches us along the way. He uses pain, suffering and various situations for our good and for His glory because we are His and we love Him. As you move forward you find that the cost also requires change to take place in your life. You come to realize that you cannot go into the new level the same way you were before. It requires maturity and a mindset on walking out necessary changes in your life.
Don’t ever believe the lie that when you come up higher it will be easier. It only gets harder because you come to understand the responsibility of obedience and what He trusts you with. He equips us for each new level and allows life to teach us lessons along the way. May we learn to recognize His voice more clearly and discern what is of God and what is not.
Are you at a place that you believe you are counting the cost? Let me hear from you. Be reminded that He paid it ALL for us already; we must learn to trust, lean on and totally depend on Him by faith. Although the cost is high, you don’t have to walk it alone, keep God in the middle of it all. Thank you for taking moments with me.
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