“Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.”
Following Jesus is very difficult. It is often surprising on how much it costs us to live our lives for God.
Committing yourself to the work of Jesus in your life is the most expensive decision you will ever make. Jesus is a part of every facet of our lives, and He commands attention. It’s important to admit this to ourselves, and it’s also important to communicate this to our children and the people in our lives who value our opinions on spirituality and God.
Counting the cost and choosing Jesus will give us more fulfillment in our lives, our relationships, and our work. Let’s embrace the difficultly honestly and when our situation feels dire, let’s remember that, although pricey, our relationship with Jesus is infinitely more worthwhile than any of our other pursuits.