Count the Cost

“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?” Luke 14:28, NLT

My sister, you are full of dreams and desires. You want to go here, go there, do this and that. But have you counted the cost? And if you have, have you allowed the cost to discourage you from moving forward into it? If you’re going to do anything great for God, you must first sit down and determine what is required. Maybe you want to start a women’s ministry, open a coffee shop, take on a project at work, or travel thousands of miles for a missions opportunity. After you’ve determined that it is something God wants you to do, sit down and count the cost, and then trust God to provide.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for your wisdom and grace. Help me to learn how to count the cost. Help me not be discouraged by the cost, but trust you to provide all that I need. Lead me by your wisdom and show me how to possess what you’ve put in me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Luke 14:27-29; Philippians 4:13)

11 thoughts on “Count the Cost”

  1. Thank you Sis. Kesha for this instructional devotional. I will stop, seek the Lord’s wisdom and count the cost as I trust Him to move me forward. This reminds me it could take one wrong decisions to effect your future. Thanks again. Blessings, Shalom and Agape. 👀🙏🏽📖❤

  2. Bless 🙌🏽 u. I really appreciate you. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. We serve a awesome God. He’s a healer and forgiving God.

  3. Father, thank You for You wise counsel and encouragement. Thank You, Lord, for speaking to my heart that I should not get discouraged by the cost, but help me learn how to count the cost knowing it’s through You which strengthens me I can do all things. 🙌🙌🙌Father, I ask You to help me to continue to trust You, having confidence in You knowing that You have finished the work and help me trust the process and not have my own idea. To know that Your working all things together for my good, because I’m the called according to Your purpose. 🙏🙏🙏

    Sister Kesha, amen and amen again for words of wisdom and comfort with instructions. God bless ❤️💐❤️💐

  4. This morning I woke up with a scripture in my mind
    And a travel date we want to go to California I said just go and God will make a way and provide all we need
    So the verse was
    He will never leave me nor forsake me
    I believe that
    But the Holy Spirit reminded me if you go out of my will than it’s you who left me
    So I don’t want to do anything He has not told me to do even a vacation trip with no money for my sons birthday
    I will be obedient and wait on the Lord if we get the money we will know to go if not it was not for us to go I will trust Father
    Thank you for this mornings devotional truth be know 💕

  5. I prayed last night and believe God has spoken to me through your devotion today.
    Thank you for being faithful and sharing His word.

    I have been blessed
    Blessings to you

  6. Wow! This message is so timely this morning, as I have many desires, that I believe the Lord has given me, before Him. The blessing of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow.

    Help me to wait on you Lord, and move and do as You say in a timely manner.

    I thank God for using you to speak

  7. In the name of Jesus Lord in the name of Jesus Help Me Guide Me direct me and doing what all I need to do for the glory of God you Father God provide all that I need according to your name in Jesus name the cost and leading me and in the right direction please help me in the name of Jesus for your purpose in Jesus name amen glory to God hallelujah🙌🏽🙏🏽

  8. To achieve goals you have to pay the cost (hard work etc) upfront in advance. Don’t give up. It may take decades and there may be periods of delay even decades of detours, twists and turns but that’s the journey of life. Everything works together for good with hindsight.

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